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Aleksandra SnowdenAleksandra J. Snowden

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Indiana University

Email: snowdena@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6874
Room: 1115 Enderis Hall




Aleksandra J. Snowden is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Criminal Justice in the Helen Bader School Of Social Welfare. She received her Ph.D. in 2012 from Indiana University.

Dr. Snowden's main research interests include:

  1. Crime mapping, crime analysis, GIS
  2. Neighborhood characteristics, alcohol availability, crimes, violence, and injury
  3. Spatial analytical methods, spatial regression

Her background in crime analysis began in 2009 with her interest to analyze serious crimes in Bloomington, Indiana. In her research, she uses sophisticated crime analysis techniques to determine the factors that contribute to crime, violence, and injury in neighborhoods. Her training and background in analyses of crime contributes to the department's focus on crime analysis.

Dr. Snowden's latest research projects examined urban city crimes and college town crimes and assessed how violence (such as assaults, intimate partner violence, and robbery) is influenced by neighborhood characteristics (such as availability of alcohol, social disorganization, poverty, and others). The analyses suggest an important role of alcohol availability in neighborhood violence levels. This finding is especially important because the association between alcohol availability (i.e., density of alcohol outlets) and neighborhood violence is attracting greater attention in the criminal justice and criminology literature, among policymakers, and among funding agencies.

Dr. Snowden is an active member of the American Society of Criminology and the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol.

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.A., Indiana University
B.A., Indiana University

Professional Interests

  • Crime mapping, crime analysis, GIS
  • Neighborhood characteristics, alcohol availability, crimes, violence, and injury
  • Spatial analytical methods, spatial regression

Publications

Snowden, A.J., & Freiburger, T. (2015). Alcohol outlets, social disorganization, and robberies: Accounting for neighborhood characteristics and alcohol outlet types. Forthcoming in Social Science Research.

Snowden, A.J. (2015). The role of alcohol in violence: The individual, small group, community, and cultural level. Forthcoming in Review of European Research.

Snowden, A.J. (2014). Alcohol outlet density and intimate partner violence in a non-metropolitan college town: accounting for neighborhood characteristics and alcohol outlet types. Forthcoming in Violence and Victims.

Snowden, A.J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2014) Off-premise alcohol outlet characteristics and violence. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 40(4), 327-35.

Snowden, A.J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2013). Alcohol and violence in a non-metropolitan college town: Alcohol outlet density, outlet type, and assault. Journal of Drug Issues, 43(3), 357-373.

Snowden, A.J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2013). Alcohol outlets, social disorganization, land use, and violence in a large college town: Direct and moderating effects. Criminal Justice Review, 38(1), 29-49.

Snowden, A.J., & Verma, A. (2010). Police and Crime Fighting in Kosovo. In M. Palmiotto & P. Unnithan (Eds.), Policing and Society: A Global Approach (pp. 109-109). Cengage Learning.

Pridemore, W.A., & Snowden, A.J. (2009). Reduction in suicide mortality following a new national alcohol policy: An interrupted time series analysis of Slovenia. American Journal of Public Health, 99, 915-920.

Snowden, A.J., & Pridemore, W.A. (2008). The 2003 Slovenian alcohol policy: Background, supporters, and opponents. Contemporary Drug Problems, 35, 5-35.

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Criminology

Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol

Curriculum vitae