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David Mazeika

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Assistant Professor
Office: Social Sciences Building 333
Email: mazeikad@tcnj.edu
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 Lorena Uriarte. 2018. The Near Repeats of Gun Violence Using Acoustic Triangulation Data. Security Journal. In Press. Online.
  • Mazeika, David; and Sumit Kumar. 2017. Do Crime Hot Spots Exist in Developing Countries? Evidence from India. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(1), 45-61.
  • Mazeika, David; and David Summerton. 2017. The Impact of Geocoding Method on the Positional Accuracy of Residential Burglaries Reported to Police. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. 40(2), 459-470.
  • Harris, Heather; Polans, Dan; Mazeika, David; and Lawrence Sherman. 2017. Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment: A 20 Year Follow-up. Journal of Experimental Criminology. 12
    (4), 599-608.
  • 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).

Awarded Grants

  • 2016-2018
    The Trenton Violence Reduction Strategy (TVRS)
    The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office
    $1,400,000

  • 2013-2014
    “Synthetic Drug Testing: Two Steps Forward, and Two Steps Back”
    Applicant and Research Assistant
    Bureau of Justice Statistics State of Justice Statistics
    $60,000

  • 2012-2013
    “The Mapping of Reentrants and Services in the District of Columbia”
    Principal Investigator
    Bureau of Justice Statistics State of Justice Statistics
    Grant BJS-2012-3125
    $60,000

  • 2011-2012
    “The Electronic Monitoring of Juveniles in the District of Columbia: A Process and Impact Evaluation”
    Principal Investigator
    Bureau of Justice Statistics State of Justice Statistics
    Grant 2011-BJ-CX-K025
    $60,000

  • 2010-2011
    “Measuring Recidivism in the District of Columbia”
    Project Manager
    Bureau of Justice Statistics State of Justice Statistics
    Grant BJ-CX-K009
    $60,000

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