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Eric L. Piza, Ph.D. is Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Director of Crime Analysis Initiatives, and Co-Director of the Crime Prevention Lab at Northeastern University. His research agenda focuses on the spatial analysis of crime patterns, evidence-based policing, crime control technology, and the integration of academic research and police practice. Dr. Piza has published over 65 peer-reviewed journal articles and 3 books.

In support of his research, Dr. Piza has received competitive grants from funding agencies inclusive of the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of State, Swedish National Council on Crime Prevention, and the Charles Koch Foundation’s Policing & Criminal Justice reform program.

Dr. Piza has been a featured speaker at conferences and seminars organized by government agencies around the world, inclusive of the U.S. Department of Justice, London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, Carabineros De Chile (The National Police Force of Chile), and New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Before entering academia, Dr. Piza served as the GIS Specialist of the Newark, New Jersey Police Department, responsible for the day-to-day crime analysis and program evaluation activities of the agency. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

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