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Dr. Isaac Van Patten

Professor of Criminal Justice

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.Ed., Boston University
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College

Dr. Van Patten joined the Radford University faculty in 1996.



Fall 2014 Schedule
CRJU-330, Deviant Sexual Beh./Criminal Activity, 8:00-8:50 MWF
CRJU-672, Applications in Crime Analysis, Online (6:30-9:30 M)

Office Hours:  To Be Announced

 

Interests
Dr. Van Patten's current research endeavors are in the spatial analysis of violent crime, techniques of analytical crime mapping, geographic profiling and crime analysis.

 

Recent Professional Activities

  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of sexual homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 1980 to 2004
  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of child-victim homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 2000 to 2006
  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of prostitute-victim homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 1980 to 2006
  • Exploratory spatial data analysis, violent crime pattern analysis and social disorganization in Roanoke Neighborhoods, for the period 2004 to 2006
  • Sex offender re-entry pattern analysis and exclusion zones, District 28 Probation & Parole, Radford
  • Violence assessment protocol for use in behavioral profiling
  • Jail diversion program evaluation for mentally ill offenders