Young-An Kim

Assistant Professor
Young-An Kim

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 James Wo. (2022). Revisiting the Relationship between Racial Heterogeneity and Neighborhood Crime: Do Spatial Scale and Functional Form Matter? Crime & Delinquency

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2021). “Density, Diversity, and Design: Physical Environments and the Spatial Patterns of Crime” Journal of Criminal Justice

Kim, Young-An and James C. Wo (2021). “Seasonality and Crime in Orlando Neighborhoods” British Journal of Criminology

Kim, Young-An and James C. Wo (2021). “Topography and Crime in Place: The Effects of Elevation, Slope, and Betweenness in San Francisco Street Segments” Journal of Urban Affairs

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2021). “Small Local versus Non-Local: Examining the Relationship between Locally Owned Small Businesses and Spatial Patterns of Crime” Justice Quarterly

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2021). “Both Sides of the Street: Introducing Measures of Physical and Social Boundaries Based on Differences across Sides of the Street, and Consequences for Crime” Journal of Quantitative Criminology

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 


308A Criminology & Criminal Justice Building
Office Hours

Tuesday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM  (via Zoom only). 

Additional Documents
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