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Michael Deckard

Michael Deckard

Mike is a St. Louis native, and has researched issues surrounding the geographic distribution of crime in the City of St. Louis since 2012. His dissertation analyzes the temporal stability of crime hot spots over time and the efficacy of place-based policing in St. Louis. Mike received a bachelor's degree in Justice Systems from Truman State University in 2009 and earned his Master's in Criminology and Criminal Justice from UMSL in 2012. His areas of interest include evidence-based crime policy, place-based policing, the ecology of crime, police use of deadly force, drugs in American society, and environmental criminology.

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