Brandon Bledsoe

Brandon N Bledsoe

Graduate Assistant

Professional Summary

Brandon's research has primarily focused on community-police relations, restorative justice, public perceptions of safety, and fear of crime. During his time at Seattle University he served as a research analyst with the Seattle Police Department's Micro-Community Policing Plans where he distributed and analyzed the 2022 Seattle Public Safety Survey and co-facilitated weekly restorative justice-based community-police dialogues. He will be assisting with the expansion of the Micro-Community Policing Plans to the Denver Police Department in 2023. During his time at Seattle University, he also served as Managing Editor for the Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society. Brandon's research will continue to focus on public safety and is intending to expand into criminological theory during his time in the doctoral program. 


B.A.: University of Washington - Tacoma Tacoma, WA, 2021 (Criminal Justice and Psychology)

M.A.: Seattle University Seattle, WA, 2023 (Criminal Justice specializing in Research & Evaluation)

Research and Practice Interests


Poster Presentations

Bledsoe, B. N., Gialopsos, B. M., Jonson, C. L., Moon, M. M. (2022. ) Countering the Narrative: Positive Psychological Impacts of an Active Shooter Training Among Adults. American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA. . Level:National

Paper Presentations

Helfgott, J. B., Bledsoe, B. N., Christensen, S. (2023. ) Improving Public Safety Through Precinct and Neighborhood-Based Virtual Restorative Community-Police Dialogues. Vancouver, B.C..

Helfgott, J. B., Gialopsos, B., Christensen, S. & Bledsoe, B. N. (2023. ) The Impact of Restorative Community-Police Dialogue Circles on College Student Ratings of Police Legitimacy and Interest in a Career in Law Enforcement. Philadelphia, PA.

Bledsoe, B. N. & Helfgott, J. B. (2023. ) Community Perceptions of Fear of Crime and Police Legitimacy in Seattle’s Autonomous Zone: Implications for Community-Police Engagement. Philadelphia, PA.

Honors and Awards

2022 -2023 Marion J. Helenkamp Endowed Scholarship Seattle University Status:Recipient

-2023 Norm Maleng Academic Excellence & Citizenship Award Awarded to an outstanding graduating student in the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice program at Seattle University. Selection is based upon exceptional graduate work in the classroom and service to the community. Seattle University Status:Recipient Type:Recognition

-2023 Leadership & Professional Engagement Award Recognizes a student in the College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Programs who has demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities and professional engagement. The recipient is an innovative forward thinker, making new roads in their chosen field. Their professional development efforts contribute to the vibrant educational experience in their graduate program. Seattle University College of Arts & Sciences Status:Recipient Type:Recognition

2023 -2026 Provost Graduate Fellowship University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient Type:Fellowship