Giovanni Circo, Ph.D.


Ph.D. Michigan State University

About Giovanni

Giovanni Circo obtained his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2018 where he studied gun violence, quantitative methods, and evaluation methods. He worked closely with the Detroit Police Department during the implementation of their "Ceasefire" anti-gun violence program. His dissertation focused on evaluating a placed-based CCTV camera program - Detroit Green Light. His research has appeared in Experimental Criminology, Criminal Justice Police Review, Race and Justice, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management.

Selected Publications

"Distance to trauma centres among gunshot wound victims: identifying trauma ‘deserts’ and ‘oases’ in Detroit" (2019), Giovanni Circo. Inj Prev

"Fear, victimization, and community characteristics on citizen satisfaction with the police" (2018) Giovanni Circo, Chris Melde, Edmund McGarrell Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management

"Adult and youth involvement in gun-related crime: implications for gun violence prevention interventions" (2017) Giovanni Circo, Jesenia Pizarro, Edmund McGarrell Criminal Justice Police Review

"A quasi-experimental synthetic control evaluation of a place-based police-directed patrol intervention on violent crime" (2018) Jason Rydberg, Edmund McGarrell, Alexis Norris, Giovanni Circo Journal of Experimental Criminology

"The Processing of Homicides in the Courts: An Examination of Multiple Case Outcomes" (2018) Jesenia Pizarro, Kristen Zgoba, Laura Salreno, Giovanni Circo Race and Justice

Courses Taught

2250 Scientific Methods

3311 Criminology

6611 Research Methods in Criminal Justice

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