The Effect of the Seattle Police-Free CHOP Zone on Crime: A Microsynthetic Control Evaluation

Piza, E. and Connealy, N. (2022) Criminology & Public Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1745-9133.12570 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished ArticleData Key Takeaways Protestors gathered nightly around the Seattle Police Department’s (SPD’s) East precinct following the murder of Geroge Floyd on May 25, 2020 The SPD abandoned the precinct on June 8, 2020 to quell the confrontations, resultingContinue reading “The Effect of the Seattle Police-Free CHOP Zone on Crime: A Microsynthetic Control Evaluation”

Conducting a Systematic Social Observation of Body-Camera Footage: Methodological and Practical Insights

Chillar, V., Piza, E., and Sytsma, V. (2021) Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology. DOI: 10.21428/88de04a1.6642b3cd Research BriefPublished Article (Open Access) *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Increased use of video recording technologies enables researchers to observe human behavior in its natural settingContinue reading “Conducting a Systematic Social Observation of Body-Camera Footage: Methodological and Practical Insights”

Measuring Procedural Justice Policy Adherence During Use of Force Events: The Body-Worn Camera as a Performance Monitoring Tool

Sytsma, V., Piza, E., Chillar, V., and Grossman, L. (2021) Criminal Justice Policy Review. DOI: 10.1177/08874034211021894 Research BriefPublished Article (Open Access) *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Systematic Social Observation of body-camera (BWC) used as a performance monitoring tool to measure police officer adherenceContinue reading “Measuring Procedural Justice Policy Adherence During Use of Force Events: The Body-Worn Camera as a Performance Monitoring Tool”

When Crime Moves Where Does It Go? Analyzing the Spatial Correlates of Robbery Incidents Displaced by a Place-based Policing Intervention

Hatten, D. and Piza, E. (2021) Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/00224278211016030 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article Key Takeaways This study examined the place-based factors associated with robbery displacement caused by a foot-patrol intervention in Newark, NJ Relationships between displaced crime and environmental factors did not always appear in the expectedContinue reading “When Crime Moves Where Does It Go? Analyzing the Spatial Correlates of Robbery Incidents Displaced by a Place-based Policing Intervention”

Scripting Police Escalation of Use of Force Through Conjunctive Analysis of Body-Worn Camera Footage: A Systematic Social Observational Pilot Study

Sytsma, V., Chillar, V., and Piza, E. (2021) Journal of Criminal Justice. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101776 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article *This study was funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, Policing and Criminal Justice Reform program Key Takeaways Body-camera footage and video data analysis enable the in-depth observation of officer, suspect, and by-stander behavior Conjunctive analysisContinue reading “Scripting Police Escalation of Use of Force Through Conjunctive Analysis of Body-Worn Camera Footage: A Systematic Social Observational Pilot Study”

Police Officers’ Best Friend?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Service Dogs on Perceived Organizational Support in Policing

Quick, K. and Piza, E. (2021). The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. DOI: 10.1177/0032258X211044711 Open Access Post PrintPublished Article Abstract This study explored the effectiveness of a novel technique for police departments to support their officers and promote wellness: the use of service dogs. We evaluated officer perceptions in two mid-sized, municipal police departmentsContinue reading “Police Officers’ Best Friend?: An Exploratory Analysis of the Effect of Service Dogs on Perceived Organizational Support in Policing”

How Can Embedded Criminologists, Police Pracademics, and Crime Analysts Help Increase Police-Led Program Evaluations? A Survey of Authors Cited in the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix

Piza, E., Szkola, J and Blount-Hill, K. (2021) Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 15(12): 1217-1231 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article Key Takeaways Lack of support from leadership and mid-level managers identified as most damaging factors to police research Crime analysts identified as easiest to incorporate into program evaluation efforts Embedded criminologists identifiedContinue reading “How Can Embedded Criminologists, Police Pracademics, and Crime Analysts Help Increase Police-Led Program Evaluations? A Survey of Authors Cited in the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix”

Crime Control Effects of a Police Substation Within a Business-Improvement District: A Quasi-Experimental Synthetic Control Evaluation

Piza, E., Wheeler, A., Connealy, N. and Feng, S. (2020) Criminology & Public Policy, 19(2): 653-684. Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished ArticleData *This study was funded by the Professional Staff Congress – The City University of New York. Key Takeaways The Newark Police Department opened a police substation in their downtown district in 2012 TheContinue reading “Crime Control Effects of a Police Substation Within a Business-Improvement District: A Quasi-Experimental Synthetic Control Evaluation”

CCTV Surveillance for Crime Prevention: A 40-Year Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis

Piza, E., Welsh, B., Farrington, D. and Thomas, A. (2019) Criminology & Public Policy, 18(1): 135-159 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article *This study was funded by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention Key Takeaways CCTV was associated with a ~13% reduction of crime in target areas as compared to control areas Effects wereContinue reading “CCTV Surveillance for Crime Prevention: A 40-Year Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis”

Predicting Initiator and Near Repeat Events in Spatiotemporal Crime Patterns: An Analysis of Residential Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft

Piza, E. and Carter, J. (2018) Justice Quarterly, 35(5): 842-870 Research BriefOpen Access Post PrintPublished Article *This study was supported by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, grant # 0000018207 Key Takeaways Near-repeat patterns  were observed for both motor vehicle theft and residential burglary ~28% of motor vehicle thefts and ~37% of residential burglaries were partContinue reading “Predicting Initiator and Near Repeat Events in Spatiotemporal Crime Patterns: An Analysis of Residential Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft”