Christopher Herrmann

Christopher Herrmann

Assistant Professor / CJBS Advisor
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Haaren Hall, Room 422.10


Bachelor of Science (1997) - CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Master of Arts (2000) - CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Sciences (2005) - CUNY Lehman College
Masters of Philosophy (2010) - CUNY Graduate Center
Doctorate of Philosophy (2012) - CUNY Graduate Center


Christopher Herrmann is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law & Police Science at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NYC). He earned his Ph.D. at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City – specializing in crime analysis and crime mapping. Dr. Herrmann is a former Crime Analyst Supervisor with the New York City Police Department where he worked on Citywide Shooting and Homicide analsyes, crime prevention and control strategies, officer and resource allocation, and research of longitudinal crime trends throughout New York City. His current research interests include the study of crime at micro-levels using GIS and spatiotemporal relationships between businesses, neighborhood socioeconomic factors, and crime. He is currently working on violence prevention initiatives with the New York City Housing Authority research team at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, concentrating on gun violence in New York City.

Scholarly Work

Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Violent Crime Hot Spots
Special Journal Issue – Spatiotemporal Patterns of Crime: The Dynamics of Shifting Crime Risk in Urban Areas. June, 2014.

Crime, Transportation and Malignant Mixes
Marcus Felson, Christopher Herrmann, Ward Adams
Special Journal Issue – Crime, Place, and Time. Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, April, 2014.

The Elusive Relationship between Community Organizations and Crime
Criminology, 51: 167-216. February, 2013. Slocum, L., Rengifo, A., Choi, T, and Herrmann, C.

Exploring Street-Level Spatiotemporal Dimensions of Violent Crime in Bronx, NY (2006 – 2010),
Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies Series.  Ed. Leitner, M. Springer, 2012

Signs of Order and Disorder in the South Bronx
Manuscript included in the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime – Global Study on Homicide (2011) report.   Rengifo, A.; Slocum, L.; and Herrmann, C. 

Mapping Population Distribution in the Urban Environment: The Cadastral-based Expert
Dasymetric System (CEDS), 2007 US National Report to the International Cartographic Association,
Cartography and Geographic Information Science, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2007, pp. 77-102

Mapping Auto Theft in the Bronx
Book Chapter in Space, Time, & Crime (Lersch, Carolina Academic Press, 2007)

Crime Pattern Analysis: Exploring Bronx Auto Theft using GIS
Book Chapter in ‘GIS for the Urban Environment’ (Maantay, ESRI Press, 2007)

Diffusion of Heroin in Small and Mid-Sized Cities in New York State
Journal of Addiction, Volume 99, Issue 4 (April, 2004)
By R. Terry Furst, Christopher Herrmann, Ray Leung, John Galea, and Kirsten Hunt.

Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction
Law Enforcement / Policing / Police-Community Relations
Public Housing
School Shootings
Stop and Frisk
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