Stacey Clouse earned her PhD at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a senior research associate with the National Policing Institute. Dr. Clouse has more than six years of research experience and uses the crime science perspective to study the criminogenic impact of the design and management of places, and hot spots. Dr. Clouse has consulted with the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) program, which is involved in research-driven programs supported through the BJA, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, to assist communities across the United States with violence reduction strategies and support law enforcement agencies. She also consults with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) on a nationally recognized violence reduction strategy, Place Network Investigations (PNI). PNI’s purpose is to stop shootings in chronically violent locations. Dr. Clouse’s work with LVMPD has involved extensive field work, briefing upper command staff, managing teams of detectives, and providing training and technical assistance to disrupt gun violence. Her work with LVMPD was recognized by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo with a commendation for Unit Meritorious Service.
Areas of Focus
- Crime place networks
- Place-based violence reduction
- Violent offender networks
- Land use and crime