I am a Professional Specialist at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs where I do research on policing. I hold a master's degree and a PhD in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Sacramento State. I primarily use R and have written several R packages and a book on R, "A Criminologist's Guide to R: Crime by the Numbers," which has been published by CRC Press. I have also done research on complaints against the police, crime prevention through environmental design, and the effect of both policing and gang takedowns on crime.
I created the Crime Data Tool to make it easy for people to look at crime (and other) data without having to know how to program. This tool has data from all of the UCR and NIBRS datasets plus a few others than I found interesting. For each page you can select the data and then select subcategories such as specific crimes and demographics (e.g. for arrests, # of male arrestees) and it will produce a table showing annual or monthly counts as well as a time-series graph of the data. The URL is dynamic so you can share the link and it will produce the exact same table/graph as you see.
A copy of my resume can be viewed here.
A copy of my CV can be viewed here.
If you have any questions, concerns, suggestions, etc. please email me at email@example.com.