Khadija M. Monk is a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice. While working as a research associate with the University of Cincinnati Policing Institute, Monk traveled across Ohio helping cities to implement an antiviolence campaign based on the Boston Gun Project, referred to as the Ohio Community Initiative to Reduce Violence. In addition, she worked on the Uptown Consortium Project with Justin Heinonen. Monk also worked as a community crime analyst for incinnati’s Community Police Partnering Center. This organization sought to improve the relationship between the police and high-crime communities in an effort to address crime and disorder problems. Her research interests include crime prevention, crime patterns and problem-oriented policing. Monk holds a bachelor’s degree in both psychology and criminal justice and a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.