Adding Geospatial Context to Big Data with Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) - Participant Bios
Joel M. Caplan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security
Joel M. Caplan is Associate Professor at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security, where he co-developed Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM). His applied research focuses on risk assessment, spatial analysis, and policing. Joel has published dozens of journal articles, books and book chapters, and he routinely consults agencies in the US and around the world on matters of public safety and national security. He has professional experience as a police officer, 9-1-1 dispatcher, and emergency medical technician. He earned his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Erin Farley, Ph.D.
Justice Research and Statistics Association
Erin J. Farley joined the JRSA staff in May 2015 as a Research Associate working on the Pre-Trial Justice Institute Project. She earned her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and her Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Delaware. Prior to working at JRSA Dr. Farley was a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Court Innovation in NYC where she worked on a number of projects including an evaluation of Intelligence Driven Prosecution in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, the Manhattan Mental Health Court, and a randomized trial of an evidence-based assessment protocol in New York City drug courts. She has co-authored reports on indigent defense reforms in Brooklyn, as well as the Adolescent Diversion Program, Judicial Diversion, Improving Courtroom Communication, and the Bronx Family Treatment Court.