Josh A. Hendrix, PhD, specializes in school safety, policing, incident-based crime reporting, and sexual assault kit processing in law enforcement. He is a project director, principal investigator, or quantitative research analyst for multiple studies funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the National Institute of Justice.
Dr. Hendrix is currently the co-principal investigator of the NIJ-funded School Emergency Preparedness Study, an effort to examine the extent to which schools in the United States are prepared to respond to active shooter scenarios and other events of catastrophic violence. He is also the project director of the Bullying and Violence on the School Bus Study, funded by the National Institute of Justice to examine the range and effectiveness of behavioral management strategies used by school districts to address aggressive behavior among students riding the bus.
Dr. Hendrix’s recent research has been featured in the Journal of Experimental Criminology, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Family Issues, Contexts, and Sociological Spectrum. He is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and a reviewer for Social Problems, Work and Occupations, and the Journal of Family Studies.