Areas of Expertise
International Law Enforcement Reform, Project Measurement and Evaluation, Grey Arms and Money Laundering Networks, Central and Eastern European Governance
PhD, Michigan State University, Criminal Justice, 2018
MBA, Ohio University, Finance and Management, 1993
BS, University of Michigan, Public Policy, 1989
Over 2018-2019, Dr. Robert Peacock is serving as CAJ’s overseas law enforcement program consultant to the US Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP). Dr. Peacock received an MBA in Finance from Ohio University and a BA in Public Policy from the University of Michigan prior to completing his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Dr. Peacock's research interests are broadly focused on enforcement agencies personnel policies and practices including policies to reduce police misconduct and corruption. His studies primarily seek to evaluate the impact that agency policies, notably officer selection and training, have on officer integrity and agency legitimacy.
While completing his doctoral degree, Dr. Peacock developed and led the implementation team for US Department of Justice-funded patrol police department program that selected, trained, and mentored an entirely new patrol department of 18,000 officers in Ukraine. A radical departure from past law enforcement in the country, the new service-oriented patrol departments quadrupled the number of female officers and tripled indicators for trust in the 31 cities in which they operate. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Dr. Peacock served eleven years working as a grey arms analyst and UN Sanctions Coordinator in the US Department of State and as Program Manager in the former Soviet Union for the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Peacock is fluent in Russian and has tested at the intermediate level in Ukrainian.