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Dr. Alex Gimenez-Santana

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice


Ph.D., Rutgers University; M.S., Rutgers University; B.S., University of Alicante


Dr. Alejandro Giménez-Santana is Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security and Director of the Newark Public Safety Collaborative. He has worked extensively in researching the association between unique contexts of social disorganization and crime risk on the spatial distribution of violence across various urban settings. Also, he has served as a consultant for the World Bank regional office in Bogotá, Colombia, and for the Inter-American Development Bank in Montevideo, Uruguay. Currently, Dr. Santana is directing a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve public safety in the city of Newark through the application of an evidence-based, data-informed community engagement effort.



Key Publications

Giménez-Santana, A., Medina, J. E., Miró, F. (2018). Risk Terrain Modeling for road safety: Identifying accident-related environmental factors in the province of Cádiz, Spain. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10610-018-9398-x

Giménez-Santana, A., Caplan, J. M., Drawve, G. (2018). Risk Terrain Modeling and Socio-Economic Stratification: Identifying Risky Places for Violent Crime Victimization in Bogotá, Colombia. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10610-018-9374-5