Research Associate, Center for Crime and Justice Policy
Josh is a Graduate Research Associate and a first-year Doctoral student in the Department of Criminal Justice, mentored by Dr. William H. Sousa and Dr. Tamara Herold. His research interests include; Environmental Criminology with an emphasis in crime prevention, SMART policing techniques/technologies, police policy, as well as studying the repeat victimization effect as it applies to repeat and near repeat burglaries.
Josh has worked in the Center for Crime and Justice Policy since the beginning of his graduate career as a Master’s Student. Throughout his time at the CCJP, Josh has worked on several research grants. Two of the grants he is currently involved are the: Vegas E-Commerce Tracking and Reporting System (VECTRS), and the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI). Josh also works in cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to develop and help manage the new SMRT (Social Media Research Team) program initiative, which through the CCJP, allows UNLV students to work alongside LVMPD officers to conduct intelligence gathering on open sourced social media platforms.