Dr Kelly Hine

PhD, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Hons 1), Bachelor of Psychological Science
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Research interests

  • Police Use of Force
  • Police Injuries
  • Police Misconduct
  • Police Integrity
  • Decision-Making Processes
  • Naturalistic Decision Making


Kelly Hine is a Lecturer at the Australian National University.  She attained a double degree in Psychological Science, and Criminology and Criminal Justice, and holds a PhD in Criminology.  Dr Hine specialises in police-citizen interactions including the use of force by police and officer injuries.  Her research examines the decision-making process, and impediments to this process, during situations that are typically dynamic and volatile.  In addition to her research interest in frontline policing, Dr Hine's areas of expertise include police misconduct and police integrity.  Her research has implications for the way researchers examine police use of force, the way officers are educated and trained about force scenarios, and the policies and procedures that guide officers in use of force decisions.

Available student projects

I am available to supervise research students in a variety of police related areas including:

  • Public perceptions and attitudes about police use of force
  • Review of police officer deaths in Australia
  • Experiences of police-citizen interactions
  • Analysis of police use of force in Australia
  • Analysis of police complaints
  • Identifying prevention and reduction opportunities for police deviance

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