The study of crime has focused primarily on why particular people commit crime or why specific communities have higher levels of crime. In this presentation Professor Weisburd presents findings from a forthcoming Oxford University Press Book (coauthored with Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang), that identifies a different way of looking at the crime problem by examining why specific streets in a city have specific crime trends over time. This study of the “criminology of place,” focuses our attention on small units of geographic analysis, or micro communities. The study shows that much information about crime is necessarily lost by focusing on larger units such as neighborhoods or communities. The authors identify a large group of possible crime risk and protective factors of street segments.

  • See the free seminar Monday, February 6th from, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
  • Millennium Student Center Century Room C
  • Refreshments will be served

David Weisburd, Guest Speaker

David Weisburd is a Distinguished Professor at George Mason University and Director of the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy. He also holds a joint appointment as the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem. Professor Weisburd is editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology and sits on the editorial boards of Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. He is the 2010 winner of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology and the 2011 winner of the Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science