Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Dr. W. Koslicki started at Ball State in August, 2018, after completing her doctoral degree at Washington State University. Dr. Koslicki specializes in policing research and primarily studies police militarization, body-worn cameras, and police-community interactions. She is part of the Complex Social Interactions Lab, a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary project that examines police-community interactions through body-worn camera footage. She is also an awardee of the 2019-2020 Ball State ASPiRE Junior Faculty Research Grant to fund her current project, Military origin, law enforcement use: Determining the contexts and predictors of police use of 1033 Program acquisitions.
Ph.D. in Criminal Justice and Criminology
Washington State University
Koslicki, W. M., Willits, D., & Simckes, M. (2023). The 'civilizing effect' and 'deterrence spectrum' revisited: Results of a national study of body-worn cameras on fatal police force. Policing & Society. DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2023.2213804.
Koslicki, W. M. (2022). Recruiting the warrior cop: Assessing predictors of highly militarized recruitment videos. Journal of Criminal Justice, 79, 101896.
Koslicki, W. M. (2021). Recruiting warriors or guardians? A content analysis of police recruitment videos. Policing & Society, 31(6), 702-720.