PhD Candidate Alejandro Giménez-Santana Presents at Two Conferences

In May 2017, PhD Candidate Alejandro Giménez-Santana presented at the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing Conference at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. In June 2017, Alejandro will be presenting once again at the Spanish Society of Criminological Research (SEIC) in Spain. The research Alejandro will be presenting at both conferences is summarized as follows: 

RIsk Terrain Modeling, or RTM, is an approach to spatial risk analysis that identifies risks that come from features of a landscape and model how these co-locate to create unique behavior settings for crime. RTM is a part of a larger risk management agenda that defines and measures problems; suggests ways in which they can be addressed through interventions; proposes measures for assessing effectiveness of treatment and sustainability of efforts; and offers suggestions for how police organizations can address vulnerabilities and exposures in the communities that they serve through strategies that go beyond specific deterrence of offenders. Through the example of NIJ funded multi-jurisdictional study, it will be demonstrated how RTM can be used to analyze the spatial dynamics of crime, while implementing a custom crime and risk reduction strategy that is transparent, measurable and effective. 

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