Lorie Fridell

Associate Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida

Areas of Expertise

  • Biased policing
  • Racial profiling
  • Violence against police
  • Police use of force

Key Findings

  • The attitudes of police vary enormously between law enforcement agencies. MORE
  • Police culture is not monolithic – there are significant differences between agencies. MORE
  • On average, police underestimate the level of support and trust they have from the community. MORE


Lorie Fridell, Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, is an expert in biased policing, police use of force, racial profiling and violence against police.

Fridell served as the Director of Research at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and consulted with a number of agencies including the LAPD, the Institute on Race and Justice and Rand Inc. Fridell is recognized for her work on ‘fair and impartial policing’ and the development of fair and impartial policing curriculums. She is the recipient of five university-level teaching awards and is a highly pursued keynote speaker.

She has authored a number of articles, chapters and books including Racially Biased Policing: A Principled Response, By the Numbers: A Guide for Analyzing Race Data from Vehicle Stops and Understanding Race Data from Vehicle Stops: A Stakeholders’ Guide.

Fridell received her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of California, Irvine.