Lee to discuss crime and delinquency predictions

Dr. Jonathan Lee, assistant professor of criminal justice in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, will present “Quantitative Approaches to Predicting Crime and Delinquency” on Wednesday, February 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Olmsted Building Gallery Lounge on campus.

Criminological theories share a common notion that human behavior is predictable to a certain degree. Determining factors associated with crime by analyzing survey data or agency records has been a goal of many criminologists. This presentation will introduce some of the approaches taken by Dr. Lee to understand juvenile delinquency and violent, property, and drug crimes based on various theoretical models. The premise is that if we can understand criminal behavior, we can predict and prevent crimes.

Lee’s research interests include criminology, crime profiling, geo-spatial event analysis, police operation, and public and police relations.

The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Stephanie Ponnett at slp29@psu.edu.

To watch the presentation online, please visit https://psu.zoom.us/j/408300377.

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