Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Brandon Behlendorf is a doctoral candidate in criminology at the University of Maryland, where he focuses on violence and victimization within developing countries. Brandon is also a senior researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where he applies quantitative geospatial modeling to terrorist targeting strategies, maritime piracy, nuclear trafficking, and transnational criminal activity. He has received funding from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation, and has been published in the Journal of Quantative Criminology. Previously, he was a researcher with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where he coordinated a multi-agency evaluation of a commercial vehicle diversion program and assisted in the creation of risk management programs and assessments for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
- Terrorism, spatial analysis, organized crime, individual and community responses to violence