Eric Piza

Eric Piza

Eric L. Piza
Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212-393-6376
Room number: 
636.15

Education

Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice

PhD in Criminal Justice (2012)

 

Bio

Dr.Eric L. Piza is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. He received his PhD from Rutgers University. Eric’s previous professional positions include GIS Specialist of the Newark, NJ Police Department, Research Director for Crime Analytics of the Rutgers Center onPublic Security, and Research Program Coordinator of the Police Institute. Dr.Piza is involved in a number of applied research projects focusing on the spatial analysis of crime patterns, problem-oriented policing, crime control technology, and the integration of academic research and police practice. His recent research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly. In support of his research, Dr. Piza has secured over $1 million in grant and funding support, including three awards from the National Institute of Justice. The awards have directly funded applied research partnerships with the municipal police departments of New York City; Chicago, IL; Newark, NJ; Kansas City, MO; Colorado Springs, CO; and Glendale, AZ. Dr. Piza has been invited to present his research by the U.S. White House, Carabineros de Chile (The National Police Force of Chile), the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, the National Police Force of Uruguay, and the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention.

Publications

(*Indicates student co-author at time of manuscript preparation)

Piza, E. (2018). The History, Policy Implications, and Knowledge Gaps of the CCTV Literature: Insights for the Development of Body-Worn Camera Research. International Criminal Justice Review, DOI: 10.1177/0887403417725370. (full text)

Piza, E. (2018). The Effect of Various Police Enforcement Actions on Violent Crime: Evidence from a Saturation Foot-Patrol Intervention. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 29(6-7): 611-629. (full text)

Piza, E. and Gilchrist, A.* (2018). Measuring the Effect Heterogeneity of Police Enforcement Actions Across Spatial Contexts. Journal of Criminal Justice, 54: 76-87. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E. (2018). The Crime Prevention Effect of CCTV in Public Places: A Propensity Score Analysis. Journal of Crime and Justice, 41(1): 14-30. (full text)

Piza, E., Kennedy, L., and Caplan, J. (2018). Facilitators and Impediments to Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Risk-Based Policing Strategies Using Risk Terrain Modeling: Insights from a Multi-City Evaluation in the United States. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, DOI: 10.1007/s10610-017-9367-9. (full text: OpenAccess)

Sytsma, V. and Piza, E. (2018). Script Analysis of Open-Air Drug Selling: A Systematic Social Observation of CCTV Footage. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 55(1): 78-102. (full text: OpenAccess)

Kurland, J. and Piza, E. (2018). The Devil You Don’t Know: A Spatial Analysis of Crime at Newark’s Prudential Center on Hockey Game Days. Journal of Sport Safety and Security, 3(1): Article 1. (full text: OpenAccess)

Sytsma, V. and Piza, E. (2018). The Influence of Job Assignment on Community Engagement: Bicycle Patrol and Community-Oriented Policing. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 19 (4): 347-364. (full text)

Piza, E. and Carter, J. (2017). Predicting Initiator and Near Repeat Events in Spatiotemporal Crime Patterns: An Analysis of Residential Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft. Justice Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2017.1342854. (full text)

Piza, E. and Feng, S.* (2017). The Current and Potential Role of Crime Analysts in Evaluations of Police Interventions: Results from a Survey of the International Association of Crime Analysts. Police Quarterly, 20(4): 339-366. (full text: OpenAccess)

Carter, J. and Piza, E. (2017). Spatiotemporal Convergence of Crime and Vehicle Crash Hot Spots: Additional Consideration for Policing Places. Crime & Delinquency, DOI: 10.1177/0011128717714793. (full text)

Shane, J., Piza, E., and Silva, J. (2017). Piracy for Ransom: The Implications for Situational Crime Prevention. Security Journal, DOI: 10.1057/s41284-017-0115-0. (full text)

Piza, E., Caplan, J., and Kennedy, L. (2017). CCTV as a Tool for Early Police Intervention: Preliminary Lessons from Nine Case Studies. Security Journal, 30(1): 247-265. (full text: OpenAccess)

Schnell, C.*, Braga, A., and Piza, E. (2017). The Influence of Community Areas, Neighborhood Clusters, and Street Segments on the Spatial Variability of Violent Crime in Chicago. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(3): 469-496. (full text: OpenAccess)

Caplan, J., Kennedy, L., Barnum, J.*, and Piza, E. (2017). Crime in Context: Utilizing Risk Terrain Modeling and Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations to Explore the Dynamics of Criminogenic Behavior Settings. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 33(2): 133-151. (full text: OpenAccess)

Barnum, J.*, Caplan, J., Kennedy, L., and Piza, E. (2017). The Crime Kaleidoscope: A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis of Place Features and Crime in Three Urban Environments. Applied Geography, 79: 203-211. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E., Feng, S.*, Kennedy, L. and Caplan, J. (2016). Place-Based Correlates of Motor Vehicle Theft and Recovery: Measuring Spatial Influence Across Neighbourhood Context. Urban Studies. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016664299

Piza, E., Gilchrist, A.*, Caplan, J., Kennedy, L. and O’Hara, B.  (2016). The Financial Implications of Merging Proactive CCTV Monitoring and Directed Police Patrol: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-016-9267-x (full text: OpenAccess)

Schnell, C.*, Braga, A., and Piza, E. (2016). The Influence of Community Areas, Neighborhood Clusters, and Street Segments on the Spatial Variability of Violent Crime in Chicago. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, DOI: 10.1007/s10940-016-9313-x.

Kennedy, L., Caplan, J., Piza, E. and Buccine-Schraeder, H.* (2016). Vulnerability and Exposure to Crime: Applying Risk Terrain Modeling to the Study of Assault in Chicago. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 9(4): 529-548. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E. and Sytsma, V. (2016). Exploring the Defensive Actions of Drug Sellers in Open-Air Markets: A Systematic Social Observation. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 53(1): 36-65. (full text: OpenAccess)

Papachristos, A., Braga, A., Piza, E., & Grossman, L.* (2015). The Company You Keep? The Spillover Effects of Gang Membership on Individual Gunshot Victimization in Social Networks. Criminology, 53(4): 624-649.

Shane, J., Piza, E., Mandala, M.* (2015). Situational Crime Prevention and Worldwide Piracy: A Cross-Continent Analysis. Crime Science, 4(1): 1-13.

Kennedy, L., Caplan, J., Piza, E., and Buccine-Schraeder, H.* (2015). Vulnerability and Exposure to Crime: Applying Risk Terrain Modeling to the Study of Assault in Chicago. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, DOI: 10.1007/s12061-015-9165-z.

Piza, E., Caplan, J., Kennedy, L., and Gilchrist, A.* (2015). The Effects of Merging Proactive CCTV Monitoring with Directed Police Patrol: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 11(1): 43-69. (full text: OpenAccess)

Salvemini, A., Piza, E., Carter, J., Grommon, E., and Merritt, N. (2015). Research Challenges in Conducting Technology Evaluations in the Criminal Justice System: Integrating Human Factors Engineering Methods to Develop Guiding Principles and Collaborative Research Processes. Evaluation Review, 39(3): 308-338. (full text: OpenAccess)

Caplan, J., Kennedy, L., Barnum, J.* and Piza, E. (2015). Risk Terrain Modeling for Spatial Risk Assessment. Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research, 17(1): 7-16. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E., Caplan,J. and Kennedy, L. (2014). Is the Punishment More Certain? An Analysis of CCTV Detections and Enforcement. JusticeQuarterly, 31(6): 1015-1043. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E. and O’Hara, B. (2014). Saturation Foot Patrol in a High-Violence Area: AQuasi-Experimental Evaluation. Justice Quarterly,31(4): 693-718. (full text: OpenAccess)

Piza, E., Caplan, J. and Kennedy, L. (2014). Analyzing the Influence of Micro-Level Factors onCCTV Camera Effect. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 30(2): 237-264. (full text: OpenAccess)

Moreto, W.*, Piza, E., and Caplan, J. (2014). A Plague on Both Your Houses? Risks, Repeats, and Reconsiderations of Urban Residential Burglary. Justice Quarterly, 31(6): 1102-1126. (full text: OpenAccess)

Boxer, P., Sloan-Power, E., Piza, E., and Schappell, A.* (2014). ANew Method for Measuring Children’s Exposure to Violence and EvaluationRelations Between their Exposure and Mental Health. Violence and Victims, 29(1): 24-33.

Caplan, J., Kennedy, L., and Piza, E. (2013). Joint Utility of EventDependent and Contextual Crime Analysis Techniques for Violent CrimeForecasting. Crime & Delinquency, 59(2): 243-270.

Kennedy, L., Caplan, J.& Piza, E. (2011). RiskClusters, Hotspots, and Spatial Intelligence: Risk Terrain Modeling as anAlgorithm for Police Resource Allocation Strategies. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 27(3): 339-362.

Research

GRANT FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Co-Principal Investigator: The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå)

(£11,250)

-The Effect of CCTV on Crime and Perceptions of Safety: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

 

Co-Principal Investigator: Bureau of Justice Assistance, Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

[2017-BC-BX-0045] ($496,920)

- Newark Police Department Body-Worn Camera Evaluation

 

Co-Principal Investigator: National Institute of Justice, Testing Geospatial Predictive Policing Strategies

[2013-IJ-CX-0053]($461,384)

-Title: Policing by Place. A Multi-Level Analysis of the Effectiveness of Risk Terrain Modeling for Allocating Police Resources inNew York City

Project Period: 2014-2017
 

Co-Principal Investigator: National Institute of Justice, Testing Geospatial Police Strategies and Exploring their Relationship to Criminological Theories

[2012-IJ-CX-0038]($499,633)

-Title: A Multi-Jurisdictional Test of Risk Terrain Modeling and a Place-Based Evaluation of Environmental Risk-Based Patrol Deployment Strategies

Project Period: 2013-2015 
 

Co-Principal Investigator (for Newark Police Department): National Institute of Justice, Research on Policing

[2010-IJ-CX-0026] ($188,620)

-Title: Detection of crime, resource deployment, and predictors of success: A multi-level analysis of CCTV in Newark, NJ 

Project Period: 2011-2013

 

Expertise

Spatial Analysis
Crime Control Technology
Problem Oriented Policing
Evidence-Based Policing
GIS Mapping

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