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Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Researcher, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway job ID 11299

Mon, February 29, 2016

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice and its Right on Crime initiative is seeking a senior researcher to examine American policing practices to determine how best to improve public safety while securing liberty. The qualified applicant will see public safety as a multifaceted challenge wherein arrests and incapacitation of offenders is only a portion of a much larger and more complex model. 

Responsibilities and Duties include: 
This candidate will work closely with the Center for Effective Justice team in developing original research to determine best practices in policing, public safety improvements, and use of deadly force. Presenting results of research before legislative committees. Distilling research results into opinion pieces. Conveying research findings to the media, both print and broadcast. 

• At least five years’ experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. 
• Advanced degree, PhD preferred, or JD. 
• Prosecutorial experience a plus, but not required.  
• Able to determine research data requirements and obtain them from public agencies.  
• A writer—must be able to convey complicated concepts convincingly, employ graphics as needed. 
• A convincing communicator—comfortable providing testimony to public officials or conducting live television interviews to a national audience. 
• Prefer a full-time hire, but would entertain an application from a qualified tenured professor willing to take a sabbatical to complete groundbreaking research.

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