Crime and Science Radio: “Car Crashes and Crime Hot Spots”-Studying Patterns to Prevent Crime



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Greg Collins is the Research and Analysis Manager for the Shawnee, KS Police Department.  He is primarily responsible for CALEA accreditation, policy review and updating, grant management, overseeing the Crime Analysis function, and managing police department volunteers.

Greg joined the Shawnee Police Department as a sworn officer in 1991.  In addition to road patrol duties, Greg has worked as a D.A.R.E. officer, detective, patrol sergeant, training sergeant, and traffic safety unit supervisor.  Greg has also been a member of the department’s Special Tactics and Response team, and a field training officer. Greg transitioned to his current civilian position in June 2008.

Greg holds a B.A. in Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University and is an IACP Associate member.

Dr. Kevin M Bryant is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Benedictine College in Atchinson, Kansas. Bryant completed training and was certified in advanced crime mapping by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in 2011 and is currently working toward recertification.  [Kevin, this is just what I pulled off the web — if I missed an email from you with more info, a photo, and links you’d like us to use — well, you both know you’ve been dealing with a sleep-deprived zombie here lately.  Since the show doesn’t air until March, we have some time if either of you would like to send additional material to us.

More Links to research from the show:

Hot Spots Policing:

Smart Policing Initiative:

NIJ Overview of Program Profile: Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) in Kansas

National Institute of Justice:

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