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Assistant Professor Dr. Jonathan Grubb Published Spatial Analyses of Crime

Over the past couple of months Dr. Jonathan Grubb, GS Criminal Justice and Criminology Assistant Professor, has published two peer-reviewed journal articles.

One is titled “Arson in an urban setting: a multi-event near repeat chain analysis in Flint, Michigan” published in Security Journal and co-authored by Brandon Turchan, Jesenia M. Pizarro, and Edmund F. McGarrell. This study used spatiotemporal analysis to examine the risk of repeat victimization for arson in Flint, Michigan and found that and found that repeat arson victimization risk was most pronounced for residential arsons. The study has important implications for home security in urban areas

The other article is titled “Enhancing Data-Driven Law Enforcement Efforts: Exploring How Risk Terrain Modeling and Conjunctive Analysis Fit in a Crime and Traffic Safety Framework” published in the American Journal of Criminal Justice and was co-authored by Grant Drawve, Hannah Steinman, and Michelle Belongie. This study used spatial analysis techniques to identify how the physical environment contributes to risk factors related to traffic accidents, and provides importance guidance for law enforcement to identify places where vehicle crashes may be more likely to occur.


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