Elizabeth Groff joins ICPSR Council

Elizabeth GroffICPSR welcomes Elizabeth R. Groff of Temple University to the ICPSR Council. Groff will serve on the Council through February 2020. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, where she is also associated faculty in the Center for Security and Crime Science, and has a secondary appointment in the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. Groff has spent the last twenty years applying geographic theory and methodology to the study of crime-related issues at both the local and national levels. She began her career as the Geographic Information System Coordinator at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department where she institutionalized the use of computer mapping. She served as Director of the Crime Mapping Research Center at the National Institute of Justice. As a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Law and Justice, she conducted a variety of research initiatives including the development of an agent-based simulation model of robbery, the application of mobility triangles to understanding homicide, and conducting an evaluation of efficiency, effectiveness, and enabling impacts of technology in police agencies. Groff's research interests are in the areas of geographic criminology, agent-based modeling, police practices and the use of technology in policing. One area of focus over the last ten years has been on developing evidence to improve police practice. For example, she has examined how agencies can communicate crime statistics without increasing fear of crime (Redlands, CA), the impact of using AVL to provide feedback on patrol levels achieved (Dallas, TX), which policing tactics are effective (Philadelphia, PA), and whether the near repeat burglary pattern can be interrupted by providing information to citizens (Redlands, CA and Baltimore County, MD). She is a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

ICPSR is governed by a 12-person Council whose members are elected by the members of ICPSR. The Council acts on administrative, budgetary, and organizational issues on behalf of all the members of ICPSR.

Contact: Dory Knight-Ingram

Sep 26, 2017

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