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Dr. Eric Piza

Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
524 West 59th Street, Haaren Hall room 636.15
New York City, NY 10019


Dr. Eric L. Piza is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Before entering academia, he served as the GIS Specialist of the Newark, NJ Police Department, responsible for the day-to-day crime analysis and program evaluation activities of the agency. Dr. Piza’s research agenda largely involves applied research partnerships with police agencies throughout the United States. These projects focus on the spatial analysis of crime patterns, problem-oriented policing, crime control technology, and the integration of academic research and police practice. In support of his research, Dr. Piza has received multiple outside research grants, including awards from the National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Swedish National Council on Crime Prevention, and Charles Koch Foundation. His scholarship has appeared in journals including Criminology & Public Policy, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly.