Matthew D'Anna

Matthew D'Anna

Matthew D'Anna

Adjunct Faculty

Crime analysis, crime mapping, predictive policing, spatial analysis, network analysis

Matthew D'Anna has worked in the private sector since 2009 supporting clients across the federal government and intelligence community on national security, defense, law enforcement, and homeland security with analytic, data science, and information technology solutions. He also currently instructs criminology courses at American University. Previously, he was a tactical crime analyst in Tempe, Arizona and an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Current Research

Predicting violence

Selected Publications

Dissertation: Black swan shootings: A model for predicting the worst of the worst, 2020

Thesis: The Geographic Robbery Analysis of Banks (GRAB) Project, 2008

Courses Taught

Arizona State University

CRJ 294: Crime Analysis

CRJ 494: Crime Analysis

CRJ 598: Crime Analysis

George Mason University

CRIM 312: Intelligence Analysis Techniques

CRIM 320: Crime and Place

CRIM 490: Crime Analysis

CRIM 511: Evidence-based Crime and Justice Policy

CRIM 515: Criminal Justice Research Methods & Data Analysis

CRIM 545: Crime Analysis

CRIM 562: Crime and Place

CRIM 595: Crime Prediction & Forecasting

CRIM 562: Crime and Place


Ph.D. Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University

M.A. Criminology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

M.A.S. Geographic Information Science, Arizona State University

B.S. Justice Studies, Arizona State University

B.S. Political Science, Arizona State University