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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Ian T. Adams

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Currell College, Room 114
Resources: Academic Affiliations

  • LEADS Academic, National Institute of Justice
  • Senior Research Advisor, Excellence in Policing & Public Safety (EPPS), School of Law, University of South Carolina
  • Research Affiliate, Police Staffing Observatory, Michigan State University
  • Managing Editor, Police Practice & Research: An International Journal
  • Policing
  • Technology
  • Use of Force
  • Quantitative, Experimental, and Evaluation Methods

Curriculum Vitae
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Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Ian Adams


  • Ph.D. 2022, University of Utah, Political Science
  • M.P.A. 2017, University of Utah, Public Affairs
  • B.A. 2003, University of Utah, Marketing


  • Policing
  • Body-worn cameras
  • Policy evaluation


Adams, I. T., Mourtgos, S. M., & Mastracci, S. H. (2021). High-stakes administrative decisions: What drives body-worn camera activations? Public Administration Review, 81(4), 691-703.

Adams, I. T., & Mastracci, S. H. (2019). Police body-worn cameras: Effects on officers' burnout and perceived organizational support. Police Quarterly, 22(1), 5-30.

Adams, I. T., & Mastracci, S. H. (2017). Visibility is a trap: The ethics of police body-worn cameras and control. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 39(4), 313-328.

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