He is a professor of Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois – Edwardsville. Dr. Mares received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and is currently a full professor at SIUE. His research focuses on spatial and temporal aspects of violent offending and has been published in leading interdisciplinary and criminological journals such as the Journal of Urban Health, Environment and Behavior, Climatic Change and the Journal of Experimental Criminology.  Dr. Mares works with law enforcement agencies as a Research Partner and assists on grant development and program evaluation of innovative policing approaches.  He is also a Subject Matter Expert for the Center of Naval Analyses’ (CNA) Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) where he helps Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) grantees develop and apply evidence-based practices in law enforcement.
In this episode we discuss the use and assessment of various forms of police technology with a focus on acoustic gunshot detection in the community and the retail space.