JoshHinkle SQ

Joshua Hinkle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University

NPI Affiliated Scholars Program


Joshua Hinkle, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Georgia State University. His research interests include evidence-based policing, crime and place, the disorder-crime nexus, and fear of crime. His work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice and the National Science Foundation and appears in journals such as Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Experimental Criminology. He is currently the lead editor of a SpringerBriefs series on Crime and Place.


Levine, K. L., Griffiths, E., Hinkle, J. C., & Topalli, V. (Forthcoming). Law in inaction: The origins and implications of chronic drug law underenforcement in one southern county. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Hinkle, J. C., Weisburd, D., Telep, C. W., & Petersen, K. (2024). When is problem-oriented policing most effective? A systematic examination of heterogeneity in effect sizes for reducing crime and disorder. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 18, 53.

Hinkle, J. C., White, C., Weisburd, D., & Kuen, K. (2023). Disorder in the eye of the beholder: Black and White residents’ perceptions of disorder on high-crime street segments. Criminology & Public Policy, 22(1), 35–61.

Weisburd, D., Uding, C. V., Hinkle, J. C., Kuen, K. (2023).  Broken windows and community social control: Evidence from a study of street segments. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency.

Kuen, K., Weisburd, D., White, C., & Hinkle, J. C. (2022). Examining impacts of street characteristics on residents’ fear of crime: Evidence from a longitudinal study of crime hot spots. Journal of Criminal Justice, 82, Article 101984.

Campbell, W., Griffiths, E., & Hinkle, J. C. (2021). The behavior of police: Class, race, and discretion in drug enforcement. Police Practice and Research, 23(3), 337–354.

Hoffman, C. Y., Hinkle, J. C., & Ledford, L. S. (2021). Beyond the “Ferguson effect” on crime: Examining its influence on law enforcement personnel. Crime & Delinquency, 69 (13-14), 2901–2923.

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

Famega, C., Hinkle, J. C., & Weisburd, D. (2017). Why getting inside the “black box” is important: Examining treatment implementation and outputs in policing experiments. Police Quarterly, 20(1), 106–132.

Weisburd, D., Hinkle, J. C., Braga, A. A., & Wooditch, A. (2015). Understanding the mechanisms underlying broken windows policing: The need for evaluation evidence. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 52(4), 589–608.

Areas of Focus

  • Evidence-based policing
  • Crime and place
  • The disorder-crime nexus
  • Fear of crime