Online Program

Epidemiological Criminology: An Emerging Paradigm for Analyzing Crime, Violence and Mass Victimization

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 11:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Timothy A. Akers, MS, PhD, Division of Research and Economic Development, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
This presentation will discuss the convergence of interdisciplinary theory and practice at the intersection of health and crime and call for the need to reexamine our current approaches to extreme violence and mass victimization.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Define how crime, violence, and mass tragedy can be impacted through a more systematic examination of our current theories and practices; Identify how different scientific and practice-based disciplines can work together to identify and ideally prevent potential tragedies as Sandy Hook; and Discuss a new field for interdisciplinary theory, research, and practice.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have organized, moderated, facilitated, chaired, and participated in national presentations focusing on all manner of public health, crime, criminal justice, violence, and similar areas. Over the past five years, I have organized national APHA panels, including back to back panel sessions, in the area of epidemiological criminology, where I have served in the forefront in developing this emerging paradigm and discipline. My expertise is in the area of public health and criminal justice.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.