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Roger B. Parks

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1979
M.A., Indiana University, 1972
S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964

Professional Experience
School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 1982-2006

Professional Interests
Organization and governance structures of metropolitan areas and their effects on effectiveness, efficiency, equity, and responsiveness of public service delivery; community policing; police reform

Current Projects
Evaluator, Transformation Project, Police Service of Trinidad and Tobago, 2006-present

Selected Publications

  • Michael D. Reisig and Roger B. Parks (2004). “Can Community Policing Help the Truly Disadvantaged?”, Crime & Delinquency, Vol. 50, No. 2 (April), pp. 139-167
  • Michael D. Reisig and Roger B. Parks (2004). “The Link Between Community Policing and Quality of Life” in Wesley G. Skogan (ed.), Community Policing: Can It Work? Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing, pp. 207-227
  • Michael D. Reisig and Roger B. Parks (2003). “Neighborhood Context, Police Behavior, and Satisfaction with Police,” Justice Research & Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring), pp. 37-65
  • Roger B. Parks and Ronald J. Oakerson, “Regionalism, Localism, and Metropolitan Governance: Suggestions from the Research Program on Local Public Economies”, State and Local Government Review, Vol. 32, No. 3, Fall 2000, 169-79
  • Michael D. Reisig and Roger B. Parks. “Experience, Quality of Life, and Neighborhood Context: A Hierarchical Analysis of Satisfaction with the Police,” Justice Quarterly 17 (3), September 2000, 607-29
  • Stephen D. Mastrofski, Jeffrey B. Snipes, Roger B. Parks, and Christopher D. Maxwell, “The Helping Hand of the Law: Police Control of Citizens on Request”, Criminology, 38:2, May 2000, 307-42
  • Roger B. Parks, Stephen D. Mastrofski, Christina DeJong, and M. Kevin Gray. “How Officers Spend Their Time With The Community”. Justice Quarterly 16, September 1999, 483-518