2012 Western Society of Criminology (WSC) Annual Conference in Newport Beach in February. Both researchers are on the panel highlighting "Criminological Analyses of Ownership, Collective Efficacy, Public Awareness, and Temperature."
Dr. Chamard will speak on "Growth in the Mat-Su: Effects of Collective Efficacy, Social Ties, Fear of Crime and Self-Protection." Dr. Payne will discuss "Exploring Non-Geographic Concentration of Crime: The Importance of Ownership."
The WSC is a regional professional society devoted to the scientific study of crime. The society attracts scholars, students, government officials, and practitioners from both the public and private sectors from around the world.