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Justin Kurland

Justin Kurland

Manager of Interscholastic Sports Safety and Security


Member of USM’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴). His research areas include spatiotemporal crime and security pattern analysis, situational prevention, and complex systems. Dr. Kurland has held several research and teaching positions including a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rutgers University where he worked alongside Stockholm Prize winning criminologist Dr. Ronald V. Clarke, as well as a Senior Lecturer (U.S. equivalent to Associate Professor) in the Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at The University of Waikato in New Zealand.

  • PHD- University College London (UCL), Security and Crime Science 
  • MA- Boston University, Criminal Justice 
  • BA - Rutgers University, Psychology 

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Institute for Advanced Analytics and Security

118 College Dr. #5127
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Areas of Expertise

Sports Safety and Security, Crime Science, Spatiotemporal crime pattern analysis, situational prevention