Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dr. Payne presents at international crime conference

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, will present at the 20th Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Symposium which will be held July 19-21, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  His presentation is titled, "Criminogenic Features of Apartment Complexes: A Preliminary Case Control Study," and was co-authored with Heidi L. Scherer of Kennesaw State University and John E. Eck of the University of Cincinnati.  This study uses epidemiological methods to compare high crime apartment complexes to low crime apartment complexes along multiple dimenions, including management practices and the immediate spatial context of the complexes.

Environmental criminology is the study of crime, criminality, and victimization as they relate to locations, and the way individuals and groups shape their activities in terms of geographic space.

ECCA is an international association of scholars in the fields of environmental criminology, crime science, situational crime prevention, intelligence-led policing, and problem-oriented policing.