Friday, August 5, 2011

Dr. Payne presents at criminology conference in Durban, South Africa

Dr. Troy Payne, Justice faculty, presented at the 20th annual Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Symposium on July 19, 2011 in Durban, South Africa. 

His presentation titled, "Criminogenic Features of Apartment Complexes: A Preliminary Case Control Study,"  was co-authored with Heidi L. Scherer of Kennesaw State University and John E. Eck of the University of Cincinnati.  This study used epidemiological methods to compare high crime apartment complexes to low crime apartment complexes along multiple dimensions, including management practices and the immediate spatial context of the complexes.

ECCA is an annual, invitation-only symposium attended by an international group of researchers and practitioners engaged in situational crime prevention, intelligence-led policing, and problem-oriented policing. This year's ECCA was hosted by the Built Environment Unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and co-sponsored by the eThekwini Municipality of South Africa.

In 2008, the Justice Center hosted the 17th annual ECCA Symposium on the UAA campus.