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Amber Scherer, Ph.D.

Research Associates, HIDTA

Amber Scherer completed her PhD in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. She is currently detailed to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) from the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program), where she is the Research Program Manager. She received her MA in Forensic Psychology from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and her BA in Psychology from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She formerly worked as a part-time research associate at the National Police Foundation in Washington, DC and with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, VA. Her research interests include evidence-based policing practices, the translation and implementation of research into law enforcement practice, the effectiveness of criminal investigative practices, and mass victimization incidents. Her dissertation focused on identifying effective practices for robbery investigations.

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