Josh Young, M.St.

Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives

Joshua Young is the Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). In this position, Josh is responsible for strategic planning, leading cross-functional initiatives, organizational design, and change management.

Prior to his work at CPE, Josh was the law enforcement lead at a big-four consulting firm.  In this role, he managed a multi-disciplinary and large multi-national team in complex management consulting projects, focused on optimizing organizational performance.

As an implementation specialist, Josh helped public sector agencies expand their capabilities by developing and implementing innovative, cost-effective strategies to achieve a more customer-focused, data-driven, and proactive organization.

Prior to consulting, Josh served as a police supervisor, SWAT Operator, and Undercover Detective.  Josh was the first known line-level police officer to successfully integrate a major randomized controlled trial (RCT) within a police organization. This mega-study was one of the largest multi-site RCTs in the history of criminal justice research.

Josh has five peer-reviewed publications. Josh’s article titled, “Contagious Accountability” was voted the Number 1 publication by Sage Criminology for 2016. His article titled, “Report: increases in police use of force in the presence of body-worn cameras…” is the “Top Downloaded and Mentioned Article” in the history of the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Josh has a master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). He studied under Professor Lawrence Sherman and maintains a research affiliation with Cambridge University. 

Josh is the co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing (ASEBP), a rapidly growing non-profit organization designed to advance policing, from the inside, through evidence-based practices.

Josh is an internationally recognized expert on evidence-based practices and body-worn cameras, a Fellow at the National Police Foundation, and LEADS scholar with the National Institute of Justice.