Research Faculty / Research Director for Crime Analytics of Center on Public Security
Ph.D. (2012) Rutgers University
Eric L. Piza is a Research Assistant Professor and the Research Director for Crime Analytics of the Rutgers Center on Public Security. His research interests primarily revolve around the practical application of empirical research in policing. His research projects have focused on the geo-spatial nature of urban crime patterns, technological approaches to crime prevention, and the evaluation of police operations. Prior to coming to Rutgers, Dr. Piza was the GIS Specialist for the Newark Police Department. He was responsible for the department’s day to day crime analysis activities and worked collaboratively with the agency’s law enforcement and community partners on problem-solving projects. Dr. Piza received his PhD from the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice in 2012.
Areas of Specialization
GIS Mapping & Spatial Analysis
Crime Control Technology
Piza, E., Caplan, J., and Kennedy, L. (Forthcoming). Analyzing the Influence of Micro-Level Factors on CCTV Camera Effect. Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
Piza, E., Caplan, J., and Kennedy, L. (Forthcoming). Is the Punishment More Certain? An Analysis of CCTV Detections and Enforcement. Justice Quarterly.
Piza, E. and O’Hara, B. (Forthcoming). Saturation Foot Patrol in a High-Violence Area: A Quasi-Experimental Evaluation. Justice Quarterly.
Kennedy, L., Caplan, J., and Piza, E. (2011). Risk clusters, hotspots, and spatial intelligence: Risk terrain modeling as an algorithm for police resource allocation strategies. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 27(3): 339-362.
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