Jillian Desmond

Jillian Shafer Desmond

Jr Research Associate

Teachers College

CECH SOCJ Institute for Crime Science - 0389

Professional Summary

Jillian Shafer Desmond received her Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. She is a Junior Research Associate at the Institute of Crime Science in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. She has advanced experience in data management, crime analysis, and applied police research. She has been involved in the implementation, training, and evaluation of multiple problem-oriented policing and focused deterrence projects across the country, including: Cincinnati OH, Dayton OH, Louisville KY, Fort Myers FL, Tulsa OK, and suburban and rural Ohio townships. As the lead research associate of ICS, she organizes and manages the data and ad hoc analyses of ongoing projects and assists with large-scale evaluations. She has presented her work in countless academic conferences and published peer-reviewed articles in Police Quarterly, Homicide Studies, and Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.  Her main research interests include spatial crime concentrations and the interaction among offender motivation and criminal opportunity in their environments.