Dr Tim Cubitt is an Adjunct Researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, and a Principal Research Analyst at the Australian Institute of Criminology.
Tim’s research focuses on police misconduct, police ethics, use of force, risk assessment modelling, and law enforcement responses to outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Tim is an Adjunct Researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, and a Principal Research Analyst with the Australian Institute of Criminology. Prior to this, Tim lead Professional Standards research at the New South Wales Police Force, he has managed internal investigations into police misconduct, and maladministration, and large-scale reviews of ethical culture. He has experience leading research in the areas of police misconduct, ethics, and use of force, Alcohol and Other Drugs, countering violent extremism, and online exploitation of children.
BA (Criminology), University of New South Wales, 2012
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University, 2014
PhD, Western Sydney University, 2021.
Tim has teaching expertise in areas such as policing practice, quantitative statistics, computational analytics for social sciences, and criminological theory.
Tim’s research focuses on police misconduct, across Australia and the United States. This research attempts to better understand how misconduct functions within policing agencies, and how it might be better addressed, including identification, prevention, education and intervention methodologies. He has worked with a range of policing agencies to develop and implement analytics to better understand misconduct prone officers, and to implement strategies to mitigate and disrupt misconduct.
Tim primarily employs quantitative and computational analytical techniques. These include machine learning, and network analytics, to understand both behavioral antecedents among individuals, and peer group phenomena, and how they relate to deviant behaviour, particularly among police officers.
Fields of Research
- Police administration, procedures and practice (440211)
- Law enforcement (230404)