Keith D. Harries

Ph.D., UCLA, 1969
Professor
443-802-4715
harries@umbc.edu

 

 

Research Interests

Social issues, particularly crime and justice.

Recent Research Activities

Recent research has dealt with: Analyzing the impact of demographic change on patterns of violence in Baltimore City; analysis of extreme variations in crime density in Baltimore County; criminal geographic profiling.

Recent Publications

2000. Geographic information science and crime analysis. Urban and Regional Information Systems Journal. 12:7-14. With A. Getis, et al.

2001. Change detection and prediction: Issues in crime analysis and resource allocation. In: N. Fritz (ed.) Advanced Crime Mapping and Analysis. Denver: University of Denver.

2002. Applications of geographic information systems in parole and probation. Perspectives, Journal of the American Probation and Parole Association. 26:26-31.

2003. Locational Precision in Crime Analysis: A Case Study in Baltimore County, Maryland. Justice Research & Policy. 5:127-138. With Philip Canter.

2003. Using geographic analysis in probation and parole. National Institute of Justice Journal, 249:32-33.

2004. Police officers’ perceptions of maps and aerial photographs. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 6:37-50. With P. Canter.

2004. Violence change and cohort trajectories: Baltimore neighborhoods, 1990-2000. Urban Geography, 25:14-30.

2005. Extreme spatial variations in crime density in Baltimore County, MD. Geoforum, 37:404-416.

2006. Property crimes and violence in the U.S.: Analysis of the influence of population density. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences. 1:25-34.

2006. Issues in the geographic profiling of crime: Review and commentary. Police Practice and Research, 8:321-333. With J. Lebeau.

Selected Presentations

2001. Demonstration of orthophotographic representation and analysis. Paper delivered by invitation to the National Institute of Justice (U.S. Department of Justice) Evaluation Conference, Washington D.C. With Philip Canter.

2001. Census data and crime analysis. Lecture delivered by invitation to the joint annual conference of the International Association of Crime Analysts and the Southern California Criminal Intelligence Analysts Association. Long Beach, CA.

2001. Geographic applications in crime analysis. Lecture delivered by invitation to the Department of Geography, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2001. Applications of census data in crime analysis. Workshop delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Crime Mapping Research Center, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Dallas, TX.

2002. Criminology, geography, and GIS. Lecture delivered by invitation to the Department of Criminology, University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C.

2002 Applications of GIS in parole and probation. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA.

2002. Applications of census data in crime analysis. Two lectures delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts, Hyannis, MA.

2002. Issues in crime mapping. Seminar delivered by invitation to the Centro de Estudos de Criminalidade e Seguranca Publica, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2002. Census 2000: Access and integration. Lecture delivered by invitation to the Colorado Association of Crime Analysts, Englewood, CO.

2002. Geographic perspectives on violence in Baltimore. Lecture delivered by invitation to the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Police Research Group, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2002. Changes in homicide and assault in Baltimore, 1990 – 2000. Lecture delivered by invitation to the Sixth Annual Crime Mapping Research Conference, Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Denver, CO.

2003. Violence and neighborhood demographics in Baltimore. Seminar delivered by invitation to the Baltimore Neighborhood Research Consortium, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

2003. GIS in community corrections. Joint lecture delivered by invitation to the 4th Annual Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference, Arlington, VA.

2003. GIS and problem solving in crime and corrections. Lecture delivered by invitation of the Delaware Valley Geographical Association to the Pennsylvania GIS Conference, Harrisburg, PA.

2004. Applications of census data in crime analysis. Workshop delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety program, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Boston, MA.

2004. Geographic media in law enforcement: Issues in environmental precision and perception. Lecture delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis Association. New Zealand Police College, Wellington, New Zealand.

2005. Extreme variations in crime density in Baltimore County, MD: Implications for law enforcement. Lecture delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis Association. Santiago, Chile.

2005. Crime analysis, geography, and census data. Workshop delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety program, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Savannah, GA.

2005. Extreme spatial variations in crime density in Baltimore County, MD. Lecture delivered by invitation of the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Justice Research and Statistics Association. St. Petersburg, FL.

2007. The geography of terrorist attacks in Turkey. Paper delivered to the Second Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security. With D.K. Rossmo and Q. Thurman.

2008. Geographic profiling of crime and terrorism. Paper delivered by invitation to the 31st annual conference of the Indian Society of Criminology, National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India.

2008. Lectures delivered in India by invitation at: Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, (Department of Criminology: Chellapandian Lakshmi Ammal Endowment Lecture); Madurai Kamaraj University (Department of Geography & Madurai Police Department); Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli (Department of Geography); SKR College of Engineering, Chennai; University of Madras, Chennai (Department of Criminology).

2008. The geospatial structure of terrorist cells. Lecture delivered by invitation to the annual conference of the Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis Association. Izmir, Turkey. With D. K. Rossmo, E. McGarrell, and Q. Thurman.