Violence prevention, youth gangs, firearms, community violence and health, life-course criminology/criminal careers, research design and quantitative methods
Dr. Beidi Dong is an Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He received his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida and completed post-doctoral training in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on identifying risk and protective factors for community violence in the United States and developing evidence-based strategies that prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of violence on affected individuals and communities in an equitable way. His research also addresses health disparities and inequities related to crime/violence and punishment. He employs various quantitative and computational social science methods to enhance public safety and health.
Dong, B., White, C., & Weisburd, D. (2020). Poor health and violent crime hot spots: Mitigating the undesirable co-occurrence through focused place-based interventions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 58, 799-806.
Dong, B., Morrison, C., Branas, C. Richmond, T., & Wiebe, D. (2020). As violence unfolds: A space-time study of situational triggers of violent victimization among urban youth. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 36, 119-152.
Dong, B. & Krohn, M. (2019; online first). Sent home versus being arrested: The relative influence of school and police intervention on drug use. Justice Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1080/07418825.2018.1561924
Dong, B., Jacoby, S., Morrison, C. & Wiebe, D. (2019). Longitudinal heterogeneity in handgun carrying behavior among urban American youth: Intervention priorities at different life stages. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(4), 502-508.
Dong, B., & Wiebe, D. (2018). Violence and beyond: Life-course features of handgun carrying in the urban United States and the associated long-term life consequences. Journal of Criminal Justice, 54, 1-11.
CRIM 710 Criminological Theory
CRIM 515 Criminal Justice Research Methods and Data Analysis
CRIM 491/492 Honors Seminar--Mass Shootings in the United States: Patterns, Causes, and Responses
CRIM 320 Crime and Place
CRIM 315 Research Methods and Analysis in Criminology
Postdoc, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics, Univ. of Pennsylvania (2015-2017)
PhD, Criminology, Law and Society, Univ. of Florida (2015)
MA, Criminology, Law and Society, Univ. of Florida (2012)
BSS, Sociology, Univ. of Hong Kong (2008)