Research Associate, Center for Crime and Justice Policy
Joshua Donnelley is a Graduate Research Associate and a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Josh was born and raised in Henderson, Nevada and has attended both the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno, during his undergraduate studies. He is 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, policing, and studying the repeat victimization effects of repeat and near-repeat residential burglaries.
For the past three years, Josh worked in the Center for Crime and Justice Policy (CCJP). Throughout his time at the CCJP, Josh has worked on several research grants. Two of the grants being the Vegas E-Commerce Tracking and Reporting System (VECTRS) with the Henderson Police Department and the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. Josh also works in cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to develop and help manage the new SMRT (Social Media Research Team) Initiative, which allows select UNLV criminal justice students to work alongside LVMPD officers to conduct intelligence gathering on open source social media platforms. Having lived in the Las Vegas Valley for the majority of his life, Josh is excited to begin his work on Tourism Safety and Crowd Science for his hometown.