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Crime Prevention chapter published

ImageKevin Cieplowski, BA ’09, from Garfield Heights, Ohio, Dr. Harry J. Wilson, visiting professor of geography at ONU, and Dr. Seungmug Lee, assistant professor at Western Illinois University, are co-authors of a chapter in the new book “Crime Prevention.”

Chapter 8, “Spatial Analysis of Property Crimes, Foreclosure and Other Socio-Economic Variables: An Examination of Garfield Heights, Ohio” details the work the three authors performed on the relationship between property crime, residential mortgage foreclosures and environment in Garfield Heights, Ohio, between 2004 and 2009. Their research used Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial statistical methods to illuminate areas within the community that are in danger of becoming blighted.

The 440-page book is written by a collection of scholarly experts and presents significant issues related to contemporary crime prevention efforts. The textbook is written for courses within a criminal justice or sociology curriculum