David Tyler

Dr. Dave Tyler Dr. David (Dave) Tyler is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology (SCJC) at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He joined the SCJC in Fall 2021. Dr. Tyler earned his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a graduate certificate in social science research methods from Arizona State University.

Dr. Tyler’s research examines the role of procedural fairness in shaping social identities and collective behaviors in two distinct areas. His first line of research examines group dynamics during protests and mass demonstrations with a focus on the emergence of violence between protesters and the police. His second line of research focuses on organizational dynamics within police departments and the internal organizational forces that shape police officer behavior. His research has been published in Police Practice and Research, Journal of Crime and Justice, and Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. 

Dr. Tyler can be reached at dtyler@ualr.edu and his CV is available here.