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Ha-Neul Yim, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. He received his PhD in Criminology from The University of Texas at Dallas. His research focuses on policing, criminological theory, and quantitative research methods. His studies examined a pulling-levers message, interactions between self-control and peer-risk factors, and abnormality in national homicide patterns. Dr. Yim’s work has been published in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, International Criminal Justice Review, and International Journal of Police Science and Management.

Areas of Expertise

  • Policing
  • Criminological Theory
  • Quantitative Research Methods


Ph.D. in Criminology
The University of Texas at Dallas


Research Interests

  • Pulling Levers Policing
  • Integrative Model of Offending
  • Survey Methods and Visualization Techniques


  • UTD PhD Small Grant Award, The Office of Graduate Education, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas (2020)
  • 2nd place in Graduate Student Paper Competition
    Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice, Texas (2018)
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