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Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Middle Tennessee State University

Ben Stickle is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Middle Tennessee State University. He is a recognized expert and industry forerunner addressing loss in the last mile of delivery, focusing on package theft. His work includes scholarly articles on COVID-19's impact on crime, package theft, and practitioner-focused articles in The Mail & Express Review, Loss Prevention Magazine, Security Management, and The Business Insider. Ben's research has appeared in over 100 news reports, websites, and blogs, including Good Morning America, US News & World Report, New York Times, NBC Investigative Reporting, WGN, Readers Digest, Popular Mechanics, and others. Ben has presented to the Loss Prevention Research Council, Post & Parcel Live, ASIS International, E-Pack, WMX, and more. For more information visit: www.benstickle.com/package-theft

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Middle Tennessee State University

Education

  • 2015 
    University of Louisville, Ph.D. / Justice Administration

Publications

  • 2019
    Porch Pirates: Examining Unattended Package Theft Through Crime Script Analysis, Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law, and Society
  • 2017
    Metal Scrappers and Thieves: Scavenging for Survival and Profit, Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2017
    Does the Use of Physical Force During Contact with the Police Affect One’s Perception of Procedural Justice? , Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • 2016
    A National Examination of the Effect of Education, Training, and Pre-Employment Screening on Law Enforcement Use of Force, Justice Policy Journal
  • 2015
    Messages in the Music: A Lyrical Analysis of Rap, Country, Pop, and Christian Music., Contemporary Journal of Anthropology and Sociology
  • 2015
    Examining Public Willingness-to-pay for Burglary Prevention. , Crime Prevention and Community Safety