Young-An Kim received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California-Irvine. His research interests include neighborhoods and crime, criminology of place, geo-spatial analysis, urban sociology, and quantitative research methods. Dr. Kim’s research has appeared in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. 

Research Interests

Neighborhoods and Crime | Criminology of Place | Spatial Analysis | Quantitative Research Methods

Education

2018 Ph.D. Criminology, University of California–Irvine

2013 M.A. Sociology, University of Texas at El Paso

2010 B.A. Sociology, University of Seoul (South Korea)

Selected Publications

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2019). “Pathways: Examining Street Network Configurations, Structural Characteristics and Spatial Crime Patterns in Street Segments” Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Kim, Young-An, John R. Hipp, and Charis E. Kubrin (2019). “Where They Live and Go: Immigrant Ethnic Activity Space and Neighborhood Crime in Southern California” Journal of Criminal Justice

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2019). “Street Egohood: An Alternative Perspective of Measuring Neighborhood and Spatial Patterns of Crime” Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Kubrin, Charis E., Young-An Kim, and John R Hipp (2018). “Institutional Completeness and Crime Rates in Immigrant Neighborhoods” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2017). “Physical Boundaries and City Boundaries: Consequences for Crime Patterns on Street Segments?” Crime & Delinquency

Kim, Young-An (2016). “Examining the Relationship between the Structural Characteristics of Place and Crime by Imputing Census Block Data in Street Segments: Is the Pain Worth the Gain?” Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Hipp, John R. and Young-An Kim (2016). Measuring Crime Concentration across Cities of Varying Sizes: Complications Based on the Spatial and Temporal Scale Employed, Journal of Quantitative Criminology

Kubrin, Charis E., John R. Hipp, and Young-An Kim (2016). “Different than the Sum of Its Parts: Examining the Unique Impacts of Immigrant Groups on Neighborhood Crime Rates” Journal of Quantitative Criminology