Charles Anyinam

Charles Anyinam

Charles Anyinam holds a PhD (Geography) from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada and a Graduate Diploma (GIS) from York College of Information Technologies, Toronto. He taught at a number of universities in Canada including University of Toronto and York University, North York, Ontario, Canada. He is currently the Supervisor of the Crime Analysis Unit, New Haven Police Department, New Haven, Connecticut. His research interests include spatial-temporal analysis, predictive analytics, and use of a variety of techniques in crime mapping and analysis.

USING RISK TERRAIN MODELING TECHNIQUE TO IDENTIFY PLACES WITH THE GREATEST RISK FOR VIOLENT CRIMES IN NEW HAVEN

By Charles Anyinam, PhD
The importance of place in crime causation and crime prevention has been emphasized over the years (Weisburd, 2008). Current environmental criminological theories of crimes such as rational choice (Clarke & Felson, 1993); routine activity theory (Cohen & Felson, 1979); and crime pattern theory (Brantingham & Brantingham, 1993) give weight to the importance of place for understanding crime. As McCord and Ratcliffe have summed up, “together these three theories state that specific types of land uses and facilities generate crime due to the daily activities associated with them and the number and types of people they attract”…