William H. Sousa, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Crime and Justice Policy and NVSAC


Dr. William Sousa is the director of the Center for Crime and Justice Policy and an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sousa received his B.A. from Stonehill College (Easton, Massachusetts), his M.S. from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts), and his Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers University (Newark, New Jersey). His past research projects include evaluations of policing programs and technologies. The focus of his writing is on crime and disorder reduction policies implemented by police agencies, including the New York City Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department. Sousa‚Äôs current projects involve police order-maintenance practices, police management, and community crime prevention in Las Vegas neighborhoods. His most recent publications appear in The Journal of Experimental Criminology, Police Practice and Research, and Crime Prevention Studies.