About Henry A. Wallace

Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965) promoted progressive ideas in order to give the power back to the people. As the 33rd Vice President of the United States, Wallace advocated for an informed public and was committed to social justice, equality, and peace within the United States. He encouraged citizens to take a stand for civil rights and to denounce hatred and injustice.

Purpose of the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database

The purpose of the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database is to improve policing and inform the public about crimes committed by nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers across the United States.

About Us

The Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Public Database is a project of Philip M. Stinson, Sr., J.D., Ph.D., and his Police Integrity Research Group. Dr. Stinson is an associate professor of Criminal Justice at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. The database provides summary information that is not otherwise aggregated or publicly available for more than 10,000 criminal arrest cases of nonfederal sworn law enforcement officers (e.g., police officers, state troopers, deputy sheriffs) from the years 2005-2014.

Funding

Support for the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Public Database was provided by the Wallace Action Fund of Tides Foundation, on the recommendation of Mr. Randall Wallace.

The research project was previously supported by Award No. 2011-IJ-CX-0024, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.

Philip Matthew Stinson, Sr. J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Stinson’s primary area of research is police behaviors, including police crime, police corruption, and police misconduct. Dr. Stinson’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Criminal Justice Policy Review, The Prison Journal, Victims & Offenders, and Journal of Crime & Justice. His research has also been featured in many news publications, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and FiveThirtyEight. Phil Stinson has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, PBS, NPR, CBC, BBC, Sky News, CCTV, and numerous other media outlets worldwide. Dr. Stinson’s research was recently featured on the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He teaches a variety or undergraduate and graduate courses at Bowling Green, including Criminal Law, Procedural Rights, Criminal Courts, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Justice Policy Analysis, and Law, Evidence & Procedure in Forensic Science.

Research Assistants

The following student research assistants at Bowling Green State University worked on this project: Christy Adams, Sana Ali, Warifa Azeez, Jenna Bartholomew, Marta Bettinelli, Joelle Bridges, Zachary Calogeras, Evin Carmack, Paige Crawford, Vincent Crews, Natalie DiChiro, Charles Eberle, Rachel Fettinger, Madeline Fisher, Quinn Foley, Jacob Frankhouser, Maria Gardella, Madison Guinther, Austin Hadamuscin, Joanna Hanson, Justin Hernandez, Breanne Hitchen, Isaac Houser, Ryan Hunter, Nicholas Jellison, Lyla Johnson, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Tanya Korte, Conor Krofft, Theresa Lanese, Mariah Lax, Megan Lewis, Krista Long, Monica Matticoli, Katelyn Moran, Kathleen Murray, Raven Ory, Jordan Parker, Tiffany Pleska, Jessica Rentner, Julia Rhoad, Ashley Roberts, Matthew Roberts, Dennis Roehrig, Andrew Rudnik, Adam Sierra, Lexie Sigsworth, Scott Stevenson, Mackenzie Stewart, Jacob Stose, Callie Stull, Christin Swanepoel, Megan Swinehart, Taylor Szalkowski, Erin Thomson, Natalie Todak, Baylee Valerius, Troy Wendel, Chloe Wentzlof, Georgianna Whitely, Mallorie Wilson, Emma Wirtz, and Natalie Wise.

Project Staff for the Henry A. Wallace Police Crime Database

Philip Stinson – Principal Investigator
Chris Wammes – IT Manager of Web Technologies
Tim Hooper – Applications Developer
Chloe Wentzlof – Chief Research Assistant