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Kathryn Wuschke, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wuschke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Criminology & Criminal Justice

570J Urban Center Building
(503) 725-8002

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Ph.D., Criminology, Simon Fraser University
M.A., Geography, Simon Fraser University
B.A., Geography, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Kathryn Wuschke's primary research interests fall at the intersection of crime and place. Specializing in Geographic Information Systems, she studies the spatial patterns of crime, with a focus on crime analysis and mapping. Her research explores the connections between crime events and the built environment across multiple spatial scales. Her work aims to improve methods for analyzing spatial crime patterns and to develop planning and resourcing tools that identify potential crime hotspots based on existing and planned urban structure.

Prior to coming to PSU, Dr. Wuschke worked as a researcher at Simon Fraser University’s Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies for 10 years.