Prof Juanjo Medina

Professor of Quantitative Criminology

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Research interests

I am member of the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, and collaborate with both cities@manchester and methods@manchester.

I am particularly interested in five broad areas of research:

  • interpersonal violence (with a focus on gender and domestic abuse),
  • urban communities, space and the unequal geography of crime,
  • gangs and youth crime
  • comparative crime prevention practice and policy
  • quantitative modelling for crime research

Currently, I am leading a ESRC project to apply machine learning techniques to the prediction of domestic violence risk. I am also part of an interdisciplinary ESRC project aiming to develop an applied predictive model to identify vulnerable points in the food supply chain of meat distribution. Other minor projects I am involved in at the moment focus on the geography of disorder perceptions and the survey measurement of gangs. Increasingly I am fascinated by data science applications in the policing environment.


Research and projects

  1. Food fraud: A supply network integrated systems analysis

    Spencer, J., Devaney, S., Ellis, D., Goodacre, R., Leaver, A., Lord, N. & Medina, J.


    Project: Research