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”

Measuring the Temporal Stability of Near-Repeat Crime Patterns: A Longitudinal Analysis

David Hatten and Eric L. Piza Crime & Delinquency (2020). DOI: 10.1177/0011128720922545. Open Access Post PrintPublished Article Study Abstract This study investigates the temporal stability of identified near-repeat patterns using robbery crimes data in Newark, NJ. With the noteworthy exception of Hoppe & Gerell (2019) scholars have yet to explore the temporal stability of identifiedContinue reading “Measuring the Temporal Stability of Near-Repeat Crime Patterns: A Longitudinal Analysis”

The Criminogenic Effect of Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver, Colorado: A Microsynthetic Control Quasi-Experiment and Cost-Benefit Analysis

Connealy, N., Piza, E. and Hatten, D. (2020) Justice Evaluation Journal, 3(1): 69-93 Published Article (Open Access) Study Abstract The study analyzed the criminogenic effect of legalizing recreational marijuana dispensaries in Denver. Street segments with recreational dispensaries experienced no changes in violent, disorder and drug crime but did experience an 18% increase in property crime,Continue reading “The Criminogenic Effect of Marijuana Dispensaries in Denver, Colorado: A Microsynthetic Control Quasi-Experiment and Cost-Benefit Analysis”

The Sensitivity of Repeat and Near Repeat Analysis to Geocoding Algorithms

Haberman, C., Hatten, D., Carter, J. and Piza, E. (2021) Journal of Criminal Justice, 73: 1-12 Open Access Post PrintPublished Article Study Abstract Purpose: To determine if repeat and near repeat analysis is sensitive to the geocoding algorithm used for the underlying crime incident data. Methods: The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department provided 2016 crime incidentContinue reading “The Sensitivity of Repeat and Near Repeat Analysis to Geocoding Algorithms”

Environmental Factors Influencing Urban Homicide Clearance Rates: A Spatial Analysis of New York City

Kennedy, L., Caplan, J., Piza, E. and Thomas, A. (2020) Homicide Studies, DOI: 10.1177/1088767920976183 Published ArticleOpen Access Post Print Abstract: In this paper, we explore the conditions under which clearance rates improve bylooking at the experience across New York City. Using one agency provides a controlon the administrative differences that appear across other jurisdictions thatContinue reading “Environmental Factors Influencing Urban Homicide Clearance Rates: A Spatial Analysis of New York City”