Young-An Kim received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from University of California-Irvine.  His research interests include neighborhoods and crime, criminology of place, community context of crime, crime patterns in street segments, urban land use and crime, units of analysis, geo-spatial analysis, street network, sociology of health, urban sociology, structural equation modeling (SEM), and quantitative research methods. Dr. Kim’s research has appeared in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Social Science Research. 

Research Interests

Neighborhoods and Crime | Criminology of Place | Community Context of Crime | Crime Patterns in Street Segments | Urban Land Use and Crime | Units of Analysis | Geo-spatial Analysis | Street Network | Sociology of Health | Urban Sociology | Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) | Quantitative Research Methods


2018 Ph.D. Criminology, Law & Society, 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

Hipp, John R., Young-An Kim, and Kevin Kane (2018). “The Effect of the Physical Environment on Crime Rates: Capturing Housing Age and Housing Type at Varying Spatial Scales” Crime and Delinquency, Forthcoming.

Hipp, John R., James C. Wo, and Young-An Kim (2017). “Studying Neighborhood Crime Across Different Macro Spatial Scales: The Case of Robbery in 4 Cities” Social Science Research.

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.