Dr. Joel Caplan
Professor and M.A. Program Director
Ph.D. (2008) University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Specialization
Crime (Analysis & Prevention)
Risk Terrain Modeling
Recent & Key Publications
Caplan, J.M., Neudecker, C.H.*, Kennedy, L.W., Barnum, J.D. and Drawve, G. (2020). Tracking risk for crime throughout the day: An Examination of Jersey City robberies. Criminal Justice Review. December 2021.
Berryessa, C. M., & Caplan, J. M. (2020). Cognitive and affective processing of risk information: A Survey experiment on risk-based decision-making related to crime and public safety. Frontiers in Psychology
Drawve, G., Kennedy, L. W., Caplan, J. M. & Sarkos, J. (2020, online first). Risk of robbery in a tourist destination: A monthly examination of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Journal of Place Management and Development.
Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., & Neudecker, C. H. (2020, online first). Cholera deaths in Soho, London, 1854: Risk terrain modeling for epidemiological investigations. PLOS ONE, 1-11.
Boxer, P., Drawve, G., & Caplan, J. M. (2020, online first). Neighborhood Violent Crime and Academic Performance: A Geospatial Analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 1-10.
Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., Piza, E. L. & Barnum, J. D. (2019). Using vulnerability and exposure to improve robbery prediction and target area selection. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1-24. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281670034
Drawve, G., Caplan, J. M., & Ostermann, M. (2019). Utilizing a risk of crime measure for recidivism research: Moving environmental corrections forward. Crime & Delinquency, 65, 606-629.
Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W. & Piza, E. L.(2018). Risk-Based Policing: Evidence-Based Crime Prevention with Big Data and Spatial Analytics. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
Feng, S., Piza, E. L., Kennedy, L. W., & Caplan, J. M. (2018). Aggravating effects of alcohol outlet types on street robbery and aggravated assault in New York City. Journal of Crime and Justice, 42, 257-273.
Caplan, J. M. & Kennedy, L. W. (2016). Risk terrain modeling: Crime prediction and risk reduction. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.