Community policing, police and mental health, police training and mental health, police training and autism spectrum disorders, intersection of law and psychology
Rachel Jensen is a PhD student in the Criminology, Law and Society department. She is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and works with Dr. Charlotte Gill on various policing studies. Primarily her focus is on a study on police interactions with community members who have a diagnosed mental health issue. Her primary interests are policing and mental health and the intersection of law and psychology: particularly how individuals process the law.
Community-based solutions to youth crime (ABSPY) in Seattle, WA
RADAR (Risk Awareness, De-escalation And Referral) in Shoreline, WA (with the Police Foundation)
Jensen. R. H. (2017). Preparing for rain man: Training, police and autism. (Published masters thesis).
Jensen, R. H. (2014). Jury decision making: Perceptions and biases of the insanity defense plea and defining 'insanity'. (Published undergraduate thesis). Schreyer Honors College, State College.
Jensen, R. H. (2014). "Not Everyone is like Rain Man": The Lack of Diagnostic Police Training on ASDs. (Poster)
Jensen, R. H. (2013, Sept). "Not everyone is like rain man:" The lack of diagnostic police training on autism spectrum disorders. Poster Society for police and criminal psychology, Ottawa, Canada.
Russell, B., Hamel, J. Jensen, R., Mennan, H., & Mitzner, H. (2013, Sept). Police training to identify the primary aggressor: Where the badge meets bias. Poster Society for police and criminal psychology, Ottawa, Canada.
Russell, B., Hamel, J., Jensen, R., Williams, P., & Anderson, B. (2011,Nov). Reliability and Validity of Defining Domestic Abuse in Police Manuals Poster American society of criminology, Washington, DC.
The Pennsylvania State University -- class of 2014
George Mason University -- class of 2017