Dr. Ben Stickle is an associate professor of criminal justice administration at Middle Tennessee State University. His research interests include policing, property crime and emerging crimes, such as package theft and crime in the sharing economy. Ben's theoretical focus is crime opportunity and rational choice, specializing in qualitative methods. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Criminal Justice, Police Practice & Research and Policing: An International Journal. He is the author of “Metal Scrappers and Thieves” (Springer, 2017), co-editor of “Policing Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting: An International View” (Routledge, 2021), editor of “Field Studies in Environmental Criminology” (Routledge, 2022). He has authored dozens of book chapters, reviews and encyclopedia entries. Ben is the recipient of MTSU's 2020-2021 Distinguished Research Award. In addition to his research, Ben has over twenty years of experience in criminal justice, including service as a police officer, crime scene investigator and private security officer. He is a two-time president of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association and a member of the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council.