Dr. Isaac Van Patten

Professor of Criminal Justice

Contact

Office: CHBS Building, Room 5038C
Phone: 540-831-6737
E-Mail: ivanpatt@radford.edu
Personal webpage

Background

  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • M.Ed., Boston University
  • B.A., Hampden-Sydney College

Dr. Van Patten joined the Radford University faculty in 1996.

Fall 2017 Schedule

  • CRJU-495, Critical Perspectives in Criminal Justice, 6-9 p.m. T
  • CRJU-671, Quantitative Methods in Criminal Justice Research, 6-9 p.m. T

Office Hours: 3 - 5 p.m., Thursday

Interests

Dr. Van Patten's current research endeavors are in the spatial analysis of violent crime, techniques of analytical crime mapping, geographic profiling and crime analysis.

Recent Professional Activities

  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of sexual homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 1980 to 2004
  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of child-victim homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 2000 to 2006
  • Journey to crime and crime pattern analysis of prostitute-victim homicides in Los Angeles County, for the period 1980 to 2006
  • Exploratory spatial data analysis, violent crime pattern analysis and social disorganization in Roanoke Neighborhoods, for the period 2004 to 2006
  • Sex offender re-entry pattern analysis and exclusion zones, District 28 Probation & Parole, Radford
  • Violence assessment protocol for use in behavioral profiling
  • Jail diversion program evaluation for mentally ill offenders