Samuel Peterson

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Associate Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office


PhD in criminal justice, University of Cincinnati


Samuel (Sam) Peterson is an associate policy researcher in the Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department at RAND. Sam has broad interests in topics within and outside of criminal justice, with prior research experience in gun violence prevention, sexual assault at American colleges and universities, school-based victimization among adolescents, and substance use within adolescent social networks. His applied research experience includes working with a variety of criminal justice and community stakeholders. Sam completed his PhD in Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati.