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Institute of Criminology



Nicholas Goldrosen is a PhD student in the Violence Research Centre, supervised by Dr. Paolo Campana and Dr. Justice Tankebe. He received a BA in political science and mathematics from Williams College (USA) and an MPhil in criminological research from the University of Cambridge. He began the PhD in fall 2021, and his research is funded by the Gates Cambridge Trust. 


Nicholas' research uses network analysis and other quantitative methods to study police misconduct and related phenomena. In particular, he is interested in developing methods to identify both misconduct-prone officers and officers who are resilient to negative peer influences. Additionally, his research examines how sanctions for misconduct and other official responses affect future misconduct. His other research interests include progressive prosecution and the intersections of local government law and criminal justice reform.


Other publications: 

Goldrosen, Nicholas. 2021. “The New Preemption of Progressive Prosecutors,” University of Illinois Law Review Online (Apr. 18, 2021), pp. 150–157. Published version.

Goldrosen, Nicholas. 2021. “What Happens in the Jury Room Stays in the Jury Room: R v Mirza, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act, and the Problem of Racial Bias,” Cambridge Law Review VI(1), pp. 236–262. Published version.

Goldrosen, Nicholas. 2022. “Null Effects of a Progressive Prosecution Policy on Marijuana Enforcement.” Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society 23 (1): 23–45.