Doctoral Student Bios

Sean Emerson Wire

Sean Emerson Wire

Sean Emerson Wire

Sean Wire is a PhD student currently working as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) housed within the Criminology, Law and Society department. His research interests include policing, crime and place, law enforcement technology, and experimental criminology.

               As a research assistant at the CEBCP, Sean works for Dr. Weisburd primarily on the NIDA Community Health and Safety Project in Baltimore. His Master’s Thesis comes from this project and looks at how perceptions of police are affected by police proactivity. More recently, Sean has started working on a project for the DHS Criminal Investigation and Network Analysis [CINA] Center of Excellence, examining the impact of investigations on gang violence and recruitment using agent-based modeling. 

               Sean serves as the President of the Police Research Group, which is a student led organization focused on conducting and contributing research to the field of policing.