Kathleen Gallagher

Kathleen Gallagher

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis


Kathleen Gallagher is a consultant providing technical and research assistance to police, community and government agencies. Gallagher holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and is an adjunct professor with Michigan State University.

She has published in Policing: An International Journal of Strategies & Management; Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice; and Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, and served as co-editor of the International Association of Crime Analysts’ manual, Exploring Crime Analysis (3rd Ed.).

Prior to earning her doctorate, Gallagher served as a Crime Analyst for the Alexandria, Va., Police Department and Coalition Manager for the non-profit National Crime Prevention Council. Research/Interest Areas: Crime prevention, crime analysis, and the role of environmental criminology in practical police problem-solving

Selected Publications

  • Payne, T. C., & Gallagher, K. (2016). The Importance of Small Units of Aggregation: Trajectories of Crime at Addresses in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1998–2012. Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society, 17(1), 20–36
  • Payne, T. C., Gallagher, K., Eck, J. E., & Frank, J. (2013). Problem Framing in Problem Solving: A Case Study. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 36(4), 670–682
  • Wartell, J., & Gallagher, K. (2012). Translating Environmental Criminology Theory into Crime Analysis Practice. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 6(4), 377–387