Brandon N. Bledsoe

Ph.D. Student – University of Cincinnati Department of Criminal Justice

Email: bledsobn@mail.uc.edu

May 2023 CV

Brandon recieved his B.A. in Criminal Justice and Psychology from the University of Washington – Tacoma in 2021. He went on to recieve is M.A. in Criminal Justice at Seattle University where he served as Managing Editor for the Western Society of Criminology’s Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, and served as a Research Analyst on the Seattle Police Department’s Micro-Community Policing Plans (MCPP). As a MCPP Research Analyst, Brandon co-facilitated weekly restorative justice-based community-police dialogues, distributed and analyzed the 2022 annual Seattle Public Safety Survey, and co-facilitated a 1-credit restorative justice circle practicum with Seattle University students and Seattle police personnel. He will also be assisting with MCPP’s expansion to the Denver Police Department in 2023. Using data from the Seattle Public Safety Survey, his master’s thesis evaluated public perceptions of police legitimacy and fear of crime in the 2020 police-free Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Brandon’s dedication to his work and service in numerous other leadership positions at Seattle University led to his selection for the 2023 Norm Maleng Academic Excellence & Citizenship Award and the Colleges of Arts & Sciences Leadership & Professional Engagement Award. Brandon will be attending the University of Cincinnati to pursue his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice where his research will focus on policing, spatial analysis of crime, and crime prevention.