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David Mazeika

dave mazeika

Assistant Professor
Office: Social Sciences Building 333
Phone: 609-771-2289



David Mazeika earned his PhD in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland. While at Maryland he served as an advisor to the Cambridge University Police Executive Program, training police officers in Jaipur, India on geospatial crime analysis techniques. Prior to joining TCNJ, he served as a research analyst in the Washington DC Statistical Analysis Center, where he helped secure over $300,000 in grant funds from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Working closely with the Metropolitan Police Department, DC Attorney General, DC Superior Court, Pretrial Services Agency, and the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, he completed a number of process and impact evaluations on juvenile and criminal justice programs including fugitive safe surrender, teen and truancy court diversion, victim-offender mediation, and electronic monitoring. His research interests include the cost-benefits of alternatives to secure detention, the intersection of crime and place, and advocates more generally for data-driven decision making among juvenile and criminal justice practitioners.

Publications / Reports

Mazeika, David; and Sumit Kumar. 2017. Do Crime Hot Spots Exist in Developing Countries? Evidence from India. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33: 45-61.

Mazeika, David, and David Summerton. 2016. The Impact of Geocoding Method on the Positional Accuracy of Residential Burglaries Reported to Police. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management. In Press.

Harris, Heather S., Polans, Daniel S., Mazeika, David, and Sherman, Lawrence W. 2016. Retrieving Administrative Data to Assess Long-Term Outcomes: A Case Study of the 23-Year Follow-up of the Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology. In Press. Available Online.

Mazeika, David. 2014. What is an Evidence-Based Program and How to Recognize It? Literature in Crime: A Review of Current Developments in Criminological and Criminal Justice Research. Maine Department of Corrections Research Unit.

Mazeika, David. 2013. The Electronic Monitoring of Juveniles in the District of Columbia: A Process and Impact Evaluation. Report to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Goliday, Sean and David Mazeika. 2013. Reentry in the District of Columbia: Supporting Returning Citizens’ Transitions into the Community. Report to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

Posick, Chad; Rocque, Michael; Whiteacre, Kevin; and David Mazeika. 2012. Examining metal theft in context: An opportunity theory approach. Justice Research and Policy, 14(2).

Mazeika, David; Bartholomew, Brad; Distler, Mike; Thomas, Kyle; Greenman, Sarah; and Stephanie Pratt. 2010. Trends in police research: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2007 literature. Police Practice and Research, 11(6).

Bartholomew, Brad; Gibbs, Jennifer; Mazeika, David; Ahlin, Eileen; Joseph, Patricia; and Noah Miller. 2009. Trends in police research: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2006 literature. Police Practice and Research, 10(4).