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  • Megan E. Collins

    Megan E. Collins


    Megan Collins joined CJI in June 2016 and focuses primarily on assessing the COPS Collaborative Reform Initiative, which works to improve trust between police agencies and the communities they serve.  She has previously worked on numerous studies of gun violence, police use of force and legitimacy, and criminal sentencing in jurisdictions around the country. Megan is committed to increasing the field's reliance on evidence-based policies and improving the quality of its data collection practices. Megan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Brown University and a Master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, where she is currently a Doctoral Candidate.

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