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


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