Brandon Turchan

Brandon  Turchan
  • Assistant Professor
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • PhD 2023, Rutgers University
  • MS 2014, Michigan State University
  • BA 2012, The Ohio State University


Curriculum Vitae


Brandon Turchan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research involves engaging law enforcement agencies to improve the fairness and effectiveness of policing. He is particularly interested in the role of police in delivering justice to crime victims and reducing harm in crime prevention strategies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Policing
  • Crime prevention strategies
  • Gun violence
  • Fugitive apprehension
  • Program evaluation

Selected Publications

The Salience of Social Context, Opioid Antagonist Use, and Prior Opioid Exposure as Determinants of Fatal and Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Year: 2023 Authors: Zimmerman, G.M., Douglas, S.D., Turchan, B., & Braga, A.A. Journal: Health & Place

Reforming the Police through Procedural Justice Training: A Multicity Randomized Trial at Crime Hot Spots

Year: 2022 Authors: Weisburd, D., Telep, C.W., Vovak, H., Zastrow, T., Braga, A.A., & Turchan, B. Journal: PNAS

High Profile Police-Involved Shootings and Officers’ Perceptions of Legitimacy: Insights from a Natural Experiment

Year: 2021: Author: Turchan, B. Journal: Journal of Experimental Criminology

Hot Spots Policing and Crime Reduction: An Update of an Ongoing Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Year: 2019 Authors: Braga, A.A., Turchan, B., Hureau, D.M. & Papachristos, A.V. Journal: Journal of Experimental Criminology

Arsons in Flint: A Near Repeat Analysis in an Urban Setting

Year: 2019 Authors: Turchan, B., Grubb, J., Pizarro, J.M. & McGarrell, E.F. Journal: Security Journal