Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen

Graduate Research Assistant

Policing, evidence-based crime interventions, guilty pleas, legal decision-making, crime and place

Kevin Petersen is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He received his M.S. in Criminal Justice from Radford University in 2015 and his B.S. in Sociology from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 2012. From 2016 to 2018 he worked as a victim/witness coordinator for the Roanoke County (VA) Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. He currently serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy and the MODILS Lab.  

Selected Publications

Petersen, K., Mouro, A., Papy, D., Casillo, N., & Ariel, B. (2021). Seeing is believing: The impact of body-worn cameras on court outcomes, a cluster-randomized controlled trial in Miami Beach. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Petersen, K., Redlich, A. D., & Norris, R. J. (2020). Diverging from the shadows: Explaining individual deviation from plea bargaining in the “shadow of the trial”. Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Hinkle, J. C., Weisburd, D., Telep, C. W., & Petersen, K. (2020). Problem‐oriented policing for reducing crime and disorder: An updated systematic review and meta‐analysis. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 16(2), e1089.

Courses Taught

CRIM 408: Criminal Courts


M.S. Criminal Justice, Radford University, 2015

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Crime Analysis, Radford University, 2015

B.S. Sociology (Crime/Deviance Concentration), Virginia Tech, 2012