Dr. Isaac Van Patten

Professor of Criminal Justice

Contact

Office: CHBS Building, Room 5038C
Phone: 540-831-6737
E-Mail: ivanpatt@radford.edu
Personal webpage

Background

  • 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.

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