Aisha Javed Qureshi is a Social Science Analyst for the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice (NIJ). She works in the Crime and Crime Prevention Research Division, where she leads federally-funded social science research and evaluation activities. Prior to her position at the NIJ, Aisha worked as a Crime Analyst at the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, VA. There, she was responsible for collecting and analyzing data pertaining to past and current criminal activity, identifying crime trends and patterns, and producing tactical, strategic, intelligence and administrative analytical products to assist in the apprehension of criminals as well as the prevention and deterrence of crime.
During her tenure as a crime analyst, Aisha served as the Treasurer of the Virginia Crime Analysis Network (VCAN) and was a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), where she published and reviewed articles for the IACA's Crime Analyst's Research Digest. Aisha has taught several courses to law enforcement professionals through VCAN and IACA at conferences and symposiums, and she serves as an adjunct instructor at Mount St. Mary's University and George Mason University.
Before joining the Alexandria Police Department, Aisha worked as a Crime Analyst for the Metro Transit Police Department, and as a Crime Analyst and Police Cadet for the George Mason University Police Department.
While at Mason, Aisha completed her B.S. in Administration of Justice and her M.A. in Criminology, Law and Society. Aisha's Master's thesis stemmed from her work experience at the Metro Transit Police Department. For her thesis, she researched the impact of the physical environment of trains and train stations on the rate of robberies and assaults in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area's transit system.