Natalie Kroovand Hipple

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Indiana University Bloomington

Areas of Expertise

  • Police problem-solving
  • Nonfatal shootings
  • Police responses to homelessness

Key Findings

  • The Homelessness and Panhandling Unit’s initiative has been credited with lessening the impact of the homeless population on the criminal justice and public health systems. MORE
  • The Homelessness and Panhandling Unit services show engagement from participants so they spend more time indoors focusing on their mental health or substance use issues and less time on the streets. MORE
  • The results showed that 75% of youth participants reoffended in the 12-year follow-up. MORE
  • Offense type was a significant predictor of recidivism in the long-term. MORE
  • The results showed that police departments used different types of reviews to categorize and collect gun violence data. MORE
  • In all three primary police departments, federal, state and local and street-level officers were involved in reviewing gun violence. MORE


Natalie Kroovand Hipple, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Indiana University – Bloomington, is an expert in gun violence, policing, police partnerships, policy and program evaluation, and restorative justice.

Hipple serves as a subject matter expert for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Strategies for Policing Innovation initiative and is the principal investigator for a national evaluation of the Innovations in Community Based Crime Reduction/Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (CBCR/BCJI) program. She previously served as a Research Assistant Professor at Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice and has worked in the Crime Control Policy Center at the Hudson Institute.

She has published more than 20 articles in journals including Violence & Victims, Policing & Society and the Journal of Crime and Justice.

Hipple earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University – Bloomington and her B.A. in Sociology from Wake Forest University.