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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology Shannon Linning

AssisDr. Shannon Linning.tant Professor
Wilson-Short 10E, WSU Pullman


Ph.D. Criminal Justice, 2019, University of Cincinnati
M.A. Criminology, 2015, Simon Fraser University
B.A. Criminology, 2012, Simon Fraser University


Shannon J. Linning, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati with a specialization in crime prevention. Her main research interests are in environmental criminology, crime science, and crime prevention at places. She has written on topics such as the stability of crime concentration at places, crime seasonality, and weak intervention backfire in crime prevention strategies. Her current research examines how property ownership, management, and urban redevelopment impact the opportunities for crime at specific places and across neighborhoods. Her work can be found in journals including Applied Geography, British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Courses Taught

Communities, Place, and Crime; Criminal Justice Research Methods; Police Effectiveness – Theory, Method, and Evidence; Applied Crime Prevention.

Research Interests

Environmental criminology; crime and place; crime prevention; crime science; place management; urban redevelopment.