Lacey Schaefer is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Policing and Security program at the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland. Her publications apply criminological theory to correctional interventions, examining the intersection of research and practice. Schaefer previously worked for the University of Cincinnati Policing Institute, exploring the impact of community efforts on crime reduction interventions and the disruption of offending pathways. Her current research explores the individual and community predictors of crime controller actions, outlining the processes associated with crime opportunity reduction. Schaefer received her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Wichita State University, her master's degree in sociology from Mississippi State University where she was awarded the prestigious Loftin Fellowship, and her doctorate in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.