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Philip Berry, M.A

Expertise: neighborhood effects; policing practices; police use of force; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED); policy evaluation; spatiotemporal analysis of crime patterns

Philip is a doctoral student of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA and a M.A. as well as a graduate certificate in Crime Analysis from Radford University in Radford, VA. Philip is a former graduate fellow at the Center for Police Practice, Policy, and Research (C3PR) at Radford University and Governor’s Award winner in the state of Delaware. Recently, Philip joined the Executive Board of South Carolina for Criminal Justice Reform (, serving as their Director of Research. SC4JR is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of criminal defense attorneys, criminologists, philosophers, mental health professionals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and students who advocate for evidence-based criminal justice reform through their R.A.C.E initiative of Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, and Education. Philip has also provided logistical research support to a variety of agencies throughout the Eastern Seaboard spanning Delaware to South Carolina, ranging from Sheriff’s agencies to Game Wardens to Municipal Courts.

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