Kiseong Kuen

Kiseong Kuen

Kiseong Kuen

Graduate Research Assistant

Crime and place, social and health issues at crime hot spots, evidence-based policing, police-community relations, program evaluation, and quantitative methods

Kiseong Kuen is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Kiseong serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), where he has primarily worked with Dr. Weisburd on a variety of research projects. Kiseong received his M.A. in Criminology in 2019 and B.A. in Police Science in 2018 from Dongguk University in South Korea. His research interests include crime and place, social and health issues at crime hot spots, evidence-based policing, police-community relations, program evaluation, and quantitative methods. He received the 2023 Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of Policing. He will be joining the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University in Australia as a Lecturer (equivalent to tenure-track Assistant Professor in the U.S.) starting in Fall 2024.

Selected Publications

Kuen, K., Lum, C., & Kim, S. H. (2023). What makes police officers resist research and evidence-based policing? Examining the role of organizational and environmental factors. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. (Advanced online publication).

Weisburd, D., Uding, C. V., Hinkle, J. C., & Kuen, K. (2023). Broken Windows and Community Social Control: Evidence from a Study of Street Segments. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. (Advanced online publication).

Kuen, K., Kwak, H., & Ra, K. H. (2023). Perceptions of police ineffectiveness and street codes by nationality in South Korea: An application of Anderson’s code of the street framework. Policing: An International Journal. (Advanced online publication). 

Hinkle, J. C., White, C., Weisburd, D., & Kuen, K. (2023). Disorder in the eye of the beholder: Black and White residents’ perceptions of disorder on high-crime street segments. Criminology & Public Policy, 22(1), 35-61. 

Kuen, K., Weisburd, D., White, C., & Hinkle, J. C. (2022). Examining impacts of street characteristics on residents’ fear of crime: Evidence from a longitudinal study of crime hot spots. Journal of Criminal Justice, 82, 101984. 

Weisburd, D., Jonathan-Zamir, T., White, C., Wilson, D. B., & Kuen, K. (2022). Are the Police Primarily Responsible for Influencing Place-Level Perceptions of Procedural Justice and Effectiveness? A Longitudinal Study of Street Segments. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency. (Advanced online publication).

Grants and Fellowships

2023 Outstanding Student Paper Award (American Society of Criminology's Division of Policing)

Education

M.A. (Criminology), Dongguk University, South Korea, 2019.

B.A. (Police Science), Dongguk University, South Korea, 2018.