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Natalie Todak, Ph.D. 

Policing • Corrections

Media Contact: Brianna Hoge,  

NatalieNatalie Todak, Ph.D. 

Department of Criminal Justice  


Areas of expertise:

  • Policing
  • Corrections 



Todak’s research focuses on critical issues in policing and corrections. Her main research areas include police use of technology, such as TASERS and body-worn cameras; the effects of diversity in criminal justice and the unique experiences of minority criminal justice employees; mental health and wellness in police and corrections officers; and use of force and de-escalation strategies.

She is currently studying women’s experiences with promotion, special assignment, and leadership in policing, and the prevalence of PTSD in correctional officers.



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