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Christine Neudecker

Research Areas

Countering Violent Extremism
Geographic Information Systems
Risk Terrain Modeling
Statistical Analyses


Christine Neudecker is a PhD student in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers – Newark. Christine holds a B.A. and M.A in Criminology from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada, and an Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information System Analysis from Vancouver Island University, Canada. She has held the roles of research assistant, teaching assistant, part-time lecturer, and as an independent contractor of GIS mapping and analysis alongside her student role throughout her academic career. As a research assistant she has worked on projects ranging in topics from counterterrorism, public health, policing, city planning, and climate change, just to name a few. As a lecturer she has taught Crime Mapping, White-Collar Crime, and Data Analysis in Criminal Justice. Her primary area of research involves the application of geographic information systems (GIS) to a variety of topics with an eye towards counterterrorism as her focus. Most recently, she has been working towards using remote sensing, spatial interpolation techniques, habitat suitability analysis, and risk terrain modeling to better understand the spatial dynamics of terrorism as it relates to target analyses and, separately, climate change.


Caplan, J. M., Neudecker, C. H., Kennedy, L. W., Barnum, J. D., & Drawve, G. (2020). Tracking Risk for Crime Throughout the Day: An Examination of Jersey City Robberies. Criminal Justice Review, 0734016820981628.

Caplan, J. M., Kennedy, L. W., & Neudecker, C. H. (2020). Cholera deaths in Soho, London, 1854: Risk Terrain Modeling for epidemiological investigations. Plos One, 15(3), e0230725.

Neudecker, C. H. (Winter 2020). Networking 102: You got your foot in the front door, now keep it there! Inter-News: The Newsletter of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

Benjamin Ducol., Martin Bouchard, Garth Davies, Christine Neudecker et Marie Ouellet (2018). Radicalisationet extrémisme violent à l’ère du Web. Numérique et radicalités violentes: au-delà des discours communs. Cahiers de la sécurité et de la justice, 43, 91-99.

Cohen, I. M., McCormick, A.V., Davies, G., & Neudecker, C. (2017). An Analysis of The Socio-Economic and Sociodemographic Contributors to Intimate Partner Violence in RCMP Jurisdictions In British Columbia. Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice.

Davies, G., Neudecker, C., Ouellet, M., Bouchard, M., & Ducol, B. (2016). Toward a Framework Understanding of Online Programs for Countering Violent Extremism. Journal for Deradicalization, No. 6, p. 51-86.

Neudecker, C. (2016). The Life and Death of CVE Programs: Informing Public Policy. Justice Report.

Cohen, I.M., McCormick, A.V., Burk, K., Davies, G., & Neudecker, C. (2016). A Review of the Burnaby RCMP Detachment’s Service Delivery Model. Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.

Cohen, I.M., Burk, K., Davies G., & Neudecker, C. (2016). Understanding the Socio-Economic and Socio-Demographic Contributors to Property Crime in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.

Cohen, I. M., Davies, G., Neudecker, C. (2016). Long range facility plan for Richmond fire-rescue and Richmond RCMP. Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research.

Ducol, B., Bouchard, M., Davies, G., Ouellet, M., Neudecker, C. (2015). Assessment of the state of knowledge: Connections between research on the social psychology of the Internet and violent extremism. Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society.


Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction recipient for the 2019-2020 academic year from the Alberta Government (2020)

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship Nominee for Rutgers University – Newark (2020)

Rutgers School of Criminal Justice Graduate Fellowship (2017)

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship (2017)

Simon Fraser University Graduate Fellowship (2016)

Dr. Brian Burtch Graduate Award (2015)

SSHRC Canadian Graduate Master’s Scholarship (2015)

Simon Fraser University Open Undergraduate Scholarship (2014)

Sangudo Agricultural Society & District Scholarship (2009)