Special Event on Risk Terrain Modeling: Oct. 28, 2016

Photo of NYC skylineUnderstanding the Landscape of Risk: A Demonstration and Application of Risk Terrain Modeling

When: 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2016
Where: Student Commons Building, room 2500 – 1201 Larimer St., Denver (map)
Admission: Free, but space is limited: register now! Breakfast will be served.

Risk Terrain Modeling is a spatial analysis technique that utilizes data about the physical environment and previously occurring hazardous outcomes to forecast where future hazards are likely to be concentrated. Information can then be used to help deploy resources to prevent, combat or mitigate hazardous outcomes.

While initially developed for use by law enforcement in the identification of crime hotspots, it has been applied widely to a variety of hazards, including terrorism, organized crime, and suicide, and has numerous potential applications.

Invented by Leslie Kennedy and Joel Caplan of Rutgers University, the technique is widely utilized in crime analysis throughout the world, and is being adopted by industry, nonprofit, government and law enforcement in many countries, such as Australia and Canada, and major cities such as Paris and Milan. The award-winning product is provided at no cost to practitioners.

Please join us for a demonstration of RTM using Colorado suicide data followed by a discussion with Leslie Kennedy and Grant Drawve of the broad applications of RTM in managing hazards and risks.


  • Grant Drawve, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
  • Leslie Kennedy, Ph.D., University Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University

Moderator: Lonnie Schaible, Associate Professor – Criminology, Justice and Victimization Research Center – School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver

If you are unable to attend, tune in remotely! Join us by phone, computer or tablet by clicking this link at the scheduled start time.

This event is organized by the new Criminology, Justice and Victimization Research Center at the School of Public Affairs. Stay tuned for more CJVRC events in the spring!

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