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Les Kennedy, Professor of Criminal Justice, served as Dean of the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice from 1998-2007. He received his BA from McGill University, his MA from the University of Western Ontario, and his PhD from the University of Toronto. Dr. Kennedy has published extensively in the areas of fear of crime, victimology, and violence. Among his published works, he is the co-author with Vince Sacco of The Criminal Event, appearing in its 4th edition this year, in which he advocates a holistic approach to the study of crime in social context. In addition, he has published extensively on spatial and temporal analysis of crime patterns.
Dr. Kennedy's current research in public security builds upon his previous research in event analysis and understanding the social contexts in which hazards to society are identified and deterred. He has recently published (with Cynthia Lum and Alison Sherley) an extensive review of counter-terrorism studies in the Journal of Experimental Criminology.
Dr. Kennedy is currently the Director of the Rutgers Center for the Study of Public Security. RCSPS' primary focus is to conduct original analytical, objective research on how risk assessment can be applied to the study of security and to inform public policy discussions in this area.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Emergency management -- United States.
Crime prevention -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Risk -- Sociological aspects.