Giménez-Santana, Alejandro

Area of Study: 
Inequality studies, international crime analysis, spatial risk assessment, Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM)
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 

Alejandro is currently a PhD candidate at the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the nexus between socio-economic inequality and violent crime victimization at the neighborhood level. He is presently completing his dissertation titled "the Nexus between Contexts of Criminal Risk and Socio-economic Inequality on the rate of Violent Crime Victimization: Evidence from Variations across Neighborhoods in Bogotá, Chicago and Paris."

Reseach Activities:

  • Gimenez-Santana, A., Caplan, J., Drawve, G. (2017) Risk Terrain Modeling and Socio-Economic Stratification: Identifying Risky Places for Violent Crime Victimization in Bogotá, Colombia. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research.
  • Giménez-Santana A., Medina, J.A., Miró, F. (2017) Risk Terrain Modeling for Road Safety: Identifying accident related environmental factors in the province of Cádiz, Spain. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. (Manuscript submitted for publication)

Presentation at Academic Conferences:

  • The 2017 Annual conference of the American Society of Evidence-based Policing, Phoenix, AZ (May 2017)
  • The 3rd Spanish National Symposium of Criminological Research, Elche, Spain. (June 2017)
  • The 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Cardiff, Wales, U.K. (September 2017)
  • The 73rd Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology, Philadelphia, PA. (November 2017)
  • The 2nd International Seminar of Evidence-based Policing, Mexico City, Mexico. (November 2017)

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