Andrea Headley

Andrea Headley
Georgetown University | GU · McCourt School of Public Policy

PhD, Florida International University

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Introduction
Andrea M. Headley is an Assistant Professor at the McCourt School of Public Police at Georgetown University. She received a PhD in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and M.S. in Criminal Justice at Florida International University (FIU). She holds a B.S.Ed. in Human and Social Development (Community Development Track), double majoring in Criminology and minoring in Communication Studies from the University of Miami.
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
Police Foundation
Position
  • Visiting Scholar of Race Policing and Crime
July 2020 - present
Georgetown University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2019 - July 2020
The Ohio State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2013 - December 2015
Florida International University
Field of study
  • Criminal Justice
August 2013 - May 2018
Florida International University
Field of study
  • Public Administration (Major: Criminal Justice)
August 2010 - May 2013
University of Miami
Field of study
  • Human and Social Development; Criminology

Publications

Publications (24)
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Representing diverse identities in government is important for equal employment, symbolic benefits, and opportunities to improve public service outcomes. This article uses qualitative interviews with 32 frontline police officers to examine the ways in which personal and professional identities intersect to promote or impede those benefits. The find...
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Racial disparities abound in policing, and police misconduct is no exception. Literature on race and police misconduct can be categorized into three sub-themes: race and (a) civilian complaints about police misconduct, (b) public perceptions about police misconduct, and (c) officer perceptions of police misconduct. Racial disparities are apparent i...
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I assess a contingency model of representative bureaucracy, suggesting the effect of minority representation, if any, on police use of force is likely to be stronger with external oversight of police. I use OLS regression to examine main and interactive effects of minority representation and the presence of civilian review boards on police use of f...
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A bureaucracy that is representative of the public it serves – passive representation – can result in both active representation and symbolic representation. Symbolic representation occurs when passive representation improves perceptions of legitimacy and enhances bureaucratic outcomes because the public is more cooperative and more likely to engag...
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Empirical investigations examining how the architectural design of justice buildings impacts the public is scant and heavily skewed toward the design of penal institutions. Applying theories of hostile and welcoming building design, this study uses a survey experiment to investigate the impact that welcoming and hostile police station designs have...
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The research in representative bureaucracy that examines the extent to which racial congruence impacts bureaucrats’ decisions is mixed. This study adds to this literature by examining the impact of representative bureaucracy on the level of force that police officers use and whether they make an arrest in use of force encounters, while taking into...
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Recent incidents between police and people of color have further strained police–community relationships. Scholars, practitioners, activists, policy makers, and several police departments have advocated for the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWC), a technological adoption promoted to address growing mistrust in the United States. This article...
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Recently, incidents between police and people of color have further strained police-community relationships. Scholars, practitioners, activists, policy makers, and several police departments have advocated for the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWC), a technological adoption promoted to address the growing tensions in the United States. This...
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Representative bureaucracy research has examined the influence of race and ethnicity on policing outcomes, yet little is known about police use of force specifically at the individual-level. To address this topic more meticulously, we utilize individual-level data (from Indianapolis and Dallas police departments) to explore differences in the amoun...
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The public sector prides itself on being a place where women and other marginalized groups can find shelter from workplace discrimination. Still, gender inequities are evident in the public sector workforce. In this article, interview data from city managers and police officers highlight the gendered internal organizational processes, arrangements,...
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This article presents a "Call to Action" Social Equity Manifesto developed at the Minnowbrook at 50 conference. The Social Equity Manifesto identifies several critical areas of emphasis that can help move toward the achievement of social equity in the research, teaching, and practice of public administration. Regarding research, we discuss the pres...
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The Kerner Commission devoted significant attention to the issue of policing and its impact on communities of color in particular. In light of the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, the focus of this article is twofold. First, this article provides a literature review on police commissions across time, both pre-and post-Kerner, to identify...
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The Kerner Commission devoted significant attention to the issue of policing and its impact on communities of color in particular. In light of the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission, the focus of this article is twofold. First, this article provides a literature review on police commissions across time, both pre- and post-Kerner, to identify...
Technical Report
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There has been a significant amount of attention refocused on problems surrounding police and the community. The most consistent remedy identified has been reforming police departments, which is an organizational-level solution. However, only minimal strides have been made in empirical research to understand the organizational and managerial correl...
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Amidst the backdrop of considerable citizen unrest in the U.S. stemming from perceived injustices within police-citizen interactions in recent years, many government leaders have relied on the use of body-worn cameras as a means of improving citizen relations. The promise of body-worn cameras is that they might improve officer and citizen behavior...
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This study examines whether the race and ethnicity of the individual filing a police misconduct allegation in Chicago predicts whether the allegation was (1) sustained, (2) not sustained, (3) determined to be unfounded (not factual), or (4) whether the accused police officer was exonerated of any wrongdoing. Multinomial logistic regression results...
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In addressing the historical importance—or lack thereof—of the Stand Your Ground law, this article discusses the evolution of self-defense laws. Specific landmark cases are discussed as they relate to establishing the foundation of self-defense. The article also examines various issues that have been inherent within the Stand Your Ground debate. St...
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Community-based organizations have proliferated throughout Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Undergirded by the neoliberal privatization of turning social policy over to the market to foster “better” and cheaper social interventions, community-based organizations are funded to prevent adolescent “problem” behaviors inclu...
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The privatization of government services has been a means by which to increase efficiency, quality, and save money. Given this, much research has delved into the potential negative side affects of privatization, which include loss of transparency and accountability. Further, research points to the need for transparency and accountability as it rela...
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Engaging students directly with community partners can foster deeper learning and critical reflexivity. In our undergraduate seminar in "Understanding Human Service Organizations," we developed a community-based project that has students working in groups to study local human service organizations. Students interview organizational staff, observe o...

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Dissertation research funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics to identify organizational correlates of positive and negative police-community relations.