Nic Swagar

Research Faculty
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Nic Swagar’s research interests include police-suspect encounters, suspect resistance and police use of force, neighborhoods and crime, and youth homelessness and crime. He is also an advocate of developing researcher-policymaker partnerships to effectuate public safety.

Research Interests

Police-suspect encounters | Neighborhoods and crime | Youth homelessness and crime | Research methods and statistics | Translational criminology


Ph.D. 2022, Florida State University; Criminology and Criminal Justice

M.Sc. 2015, Florida State University; Criminology and Criminal Justice

M.A. 2011, Queen’s University; Sociology

B.A. 2007, University of Calgary; Sociology

Selected Publications

Chouhy, Cecilia, Nic Swagar, Julie Brancale, Kaylee Noorman, Sonja E. Siennick, Jonathan Caswell, William D. Bales, George B. Pesta, and Thomas G. Blomberg. 2021. “Forecasting the Racial and Ethnic Impacts of ‘Race-Neutral’ Legislation through Researcher and Policymaker Partnerships.” American Journal of Criminal Justice (2021): 1-28.

Brancale, Julie, Thomas G. Blomberg, Sonja Siennick, George B. Pesta, Nic Swagar, Kaylee Noorman, Jonathan Caswell, and Cecilia Chouhy. 2021. “Building Collaborative Evidence-Based Frameworks for Criminal Justice Policy.” Criminal Justice Policy Review 32(8):795-815.

Stults, Brian J. and Nic Swagar. 2020. “The Conditional Effects of Neighborhood Context and Parental Effectiveness on Self-Control.” Crime & Delinquency 67(10): 1459-1490.


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