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About Kris R. Henning

Dr. Kris Henning is a Professor and the Chair of the Criminology & Criminal Justice Department.  Dr. Henning  earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Vermont, leading to his work with incarcerated offenders and research related to crime policy. Dr. Henning’s research and community service work focuses on helping criminal justice agencies improve decision-making through evidence-based practices.  

Dr. Henning has worked with several agencies to design and improve their case tracking database. He has partnered with the Portland Police Bureau to redesign its domestic violence investigation tool, develop an automated risk assessment system for the Bureau’s Domestic Violence Reduction Unit, and launch an interactive crime analysis tool which allows policymakers and the public explore crime trends over time in the city of Portland.  Dr. Henning is also co-leading the design and evaluation of a research project called “Using High Visibility Intermittent Random Policing to Prevent Crime and Reduce Calls for Service.”  It is an experimental evaluation funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Smart Policing Initiative. 

Positions

Present Professor & Chair, Portland State University Criminology & Criminal Justice
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1995 Ph.D., University of Vermont ‐ Clinical Psychology
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1989 B.A., University of Vermont
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Journal Articles (2)

Reports (8)

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