Police Professionalism and Changing Protest Policing Protocols


This project is funded by a NSF award: you can read a project description on the NSF website.

The project aims to develop a new perspective to explain rapid changes in the policing of protest from the 1960s to 1980s in the United States.

Data Access

Click here to register to receive a link to the quantitative datasets and codebooks for the four police trade journals coded by this project: bit.ly/305nngY.

The Coding Team

Back Row: Yi, Alex, Heidi, Noah, and Kevin. Front Row: Delaney, Cissy, Annica, and Anna.

2015-2016 Lab Managers

Yi, Alex, Heidi, Noah, and Annica

2015-2016 Lab Members:

Cissy Morgan

Cissy Morgan is a Sociology major, with a minor in Race, Gender, and Social Justice. She joined the project in fall 2015. She hopes to attend graduate school and study Race and Ethnic Relations.

Delaney Krauss

Delaney is a Political Science major and will be graduating in May 2016. She joined the project Fall 2015 of her senior year and plans to attend law school.

Kevin Sharp

Kevin joined the project in Fall 2015 as a double major in Political Science and Philosophy. After completing his undergraduate degree, he will pursue a law degree with a focus on public interest law.


Noah is a junior majoring in Political Science, Public Management and Policy, and Spanish. After graduating he plans on attending law school.


Anna is a junior studying Criminal Justice and Sociology and will graduate in Spring of 2017. She hopes to go on to graduate school to continue studying Criminal Justice.


Annica is a sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Sociology, with minors in Spanish and Astronomy. She joined the project in fall 2015. After graduation, she hopes to attend law school.


Heidi is a 6th year PhD student in Sociology. Her areas of interest include social movements, culture, and law. She is particularly interested in how social movement communities and organizations work to sustain participation in the face of repression and other costs. 


Alex is a second year graduate student. His interests include social movements, organizations, sociotechnological and socioeconomic intersections.


Yi is currently a second-year graduate student at the Department of Sociology. He joined the project in the fall 2014. His research interests include organizations, networks and social movements.