Colleen Fitzpatrick holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Colorado State University and a Master of Arts in Applied Sociology from California State University, Northridge. She has been on the faculty at UNC since 1993. Dr. Fitzpatrick is an Air Force veteran, has more than 25 years experience in applied research and program evaluation, and specializes in applied research and statistics. She is the author or co-author of several original research and evaluation publications. Her current professional activities focus on bringing theory to practice in such areas as Problem Oriented Policing, best practices for Community Policing, and in working with criminal justice agencies in developing and implementing evaluation protocols and standards. Her scholarly interests are quite eclectic and include Victimology, Problem Oriented Policing, and Criminal Justice Ethics.