Department of Criminal Justice

Graduate Student Symposium - 19/20 May, 2008


Conference Theme: Spatial Criminology

The conference is now over, but some of the presentations are available below.

Temple University's Department of Criminal Justice has invited graduate students with an interest in spatial criminology to present their work at a Graduate Student Symposium with an audience of faculty and peers. The presentations are an ideal opportunity for everyone interested in environmental criminology, the application of spatial statistics to crime analysis, GIS and crime mapping, and the interface between geography and crime to meet peers and network with key faculty researchers in this dynamic and growing area of applied research.

Temple University is a national center of excellence in teaching and research with an international presence. Temple's talented faculty and its broad curriculum of nearly 300 academic programs provide superior educational opportunities for academically talented and highly motivated students, without regard to their status or station in life. Temple's richly diverse student population and the dramatic growth of Temple's residential campus community of student scholars enrich the educational and extracurricular life of all Temple's people. The Department of Criminal Justice is known as a center of excellence for spatial criminology, and the Top Research Universities Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index has ranked the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University as the 6th most productive faculty of all doctoral programs in Criminology and Justice Studies.

Symposium presentations as pdf documents

Introduction - George Rengert

Racial And Ethnic Change And The Spatial Dynamics Of Crime In Los Angeles - Lyndsay Boggess

The Buyers, The Sellers, And The Spatio-Temporal Dimensions Of Drug Markets In Camden, NJ - Travis Taniguchi

The Triad Of Social Disorganization, Incivilities And Territorial Functioning - Sean Robert Christie

Mining ProDES: Spatial Data Mining Juvenile Recidivism - Joseph Jupin (unavailable)

Analyzing Recovery Sites Of Stolen Vehicles - Shuryo Fujita

Investigating Routine Activity Dynamics By Simulation Methods - Charlotte Gerritsen

Guardianship In Action: Developing A New Tool For Measurement - Danielle Reynald (unavailable)

Awareness Paths And Activity Nodes: Investigating The Relationship Between Public Awareness Spaces And The Distribution Of Criminal Activity - Kathryn Wuschke (unavailable)

Buffers And Inverse Distances: Measuring The Proximity Effects Of Criminogenic Land Uses On Fear And Crime - Eric S. McCord

Social Disorganization In A Military Community - Meghan Peel (unavailable)

Social Disorganization, Collective Efficacy, And The Distribution Of Registered Sex Offenders In Chicago, llinois - Kelly M. Socia

The 3am Nightclub Lockout: A Time-Based Crime Prevention Initiative In A Beachside Entertainment District - Dominique Murray (unavailable)

Are Hotels And Boardwalks Crime Generators In New Jersey’s Resort Communities? - Andrew Lemieux

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