Natalie Kroovand Hipple

Assistant Professor

Criminal Justice

IU Bloomington

Full Biography

Dr. Hipple’s research interests include gun violence, crime and disorder surrounding drug markets, evaluation of criminal justice programs, environmental crimes, crime analysis, restorative justice, and attitudes toward crime and justice.

Grants and Funding

Bureau of Justice Assistance “Project Safe Neighborhoods 2014- Indiana Southern District Category 2” (2014-H2634-IN-GP ) $58,663 (sub-award through Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department)

National Institute of Justice “A Tale of Four Cities: Improving Our Understanding of Gun Violence (continuation) $251,409 (Beth Huebner, Edmund F. McGarrell, Mallory O’Brien, Co-PIs)National Institute of Justice “A Tale of Four Cities: Improving Our Understanding of Gun Violence (#2013-R2-CX-0015) $249,957 (Edmund F. McGarrell, Mallory O’Brien, Co-PIs)


Hipple, N.K., Gruenewald, J., & McGarrell, E.F. (2015- Forthcoming). Restorativeness, Procedural Justice, and Defiance as Long-term Predictors of Re-Offending of Participants in Family Group Conferences. Criminal Justice and Behavior. DOI: 10.1177/0093854815601153

Grommon, E., Hipple, N.K. , Ray, B. (2015-Forthcoming). An Outcome Evaluation of the Indianapolis Community Court. Criminal Justice Policy Review. doi 10.1177/0887403415573774

Hipple, N. K., Gruenewald, J., & McGarrell, E. F. (2014). Restorativeness, procedural justice, and defiance as predictors of reoffending of participants in family group conferences. Crime & Delinquency, 60(8), 0011128711428556. doi: 10.1177/0011128711428556.

McGarrell, E.F., Hipple, N.K. (2014). Developing evidence-based crime prevention practice: the dimensions of effective implementation. The Journal of Criminal Investigation and Criminology 65 (4): 249–258.

McGarrell, E. F., Corsaro, N., Melde, C., Hipple, N. K., Bynum, T., & Cobbina, J. (2013). Attempting to reduce firearms violence through a Comprehensive Anti-Gang Initiative (CAGI): an evaluation of process and impact. Journal of Criminal Justice, 41(1), 33-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2012.11.001

Jeong, S., McGarrell, E. F., & Hipple, N. K. (2012). Long-term impact of family group conferences on re-offending: the Indianapolis restorative justice experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(4), 369-385. doi: 10.1007/s11292-012-9158-8


Klofas, J., Hipple, N.K., and McGarrell, E.F. (Eds). (2010). The New Criminal Justice: American Communities and the Changing World of Criminal Justice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Honors and Awards

(2014) Smart Policing Initiative Subject Matter Expert. The Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) is a collaborative consortium composed of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, CNA, and over thirty law enforcement agencies that are testing solutions to serious crime problems in their jurisdictions.