Martin A. Andresen is a professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. He is also an Affiliated Scholar in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, a Member of the Crime and Place Working Group in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, a Member of the Space, Place, and Crime Working Group in the European Society of Criminology, and an editorial board member for: Journal of Criminal Justice; International Criminal Justice Review; Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society; and Methodological Innovations.

Martin A. Andresen's research areas are in spatial crime analysis, crime and place, geography of crime, and applied spatial statistics and geographical information analysis. Within these research areas he has published 5 books, 3 edited volumes, and more than 150 refereed journal articles and contributions to edited volumes.


Spatial crime analysis; crime and place; geography of crime; environmental criminology; applied spatial statistics and geographical information analysis.


  • BA, MA (SFU)
  • PhD (UBC)

Selected publications

  • Andresen, M.A. (2023). Environmental criminology: Evolution, theory, and practice (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Andresen, M.A. (2023). Quantitative (spatial) research methods for the social sciences. Kindle Direct Publishing.
  • Andresen, M.A. (2023). Point pattern tests: Andresen’s Spatial point pattern test. In E. R. Groff & C. Haberman (Eds.), Understanding crime and place: A methods handbook (pp. 165 – 170). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
  • Andresen, M.A. (2022). Theorizing globally, but analyzing locally: The importance of geographically weighted regression in crime analysis. Crime Science, 11(1), Article 10.
  • Andresen, M.A., & Hodgkinson, T. (2021). Environmental criminology, design, and victimization: What we know, how we have failed, and where we need to go. In T.C. Pratt, & J.J. Turanovic (Eds.), Revitalizing victimization theory: Revisions, applications, and new directions (Advances in criminological theory, volume 27) (pp. 104 – 128). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Andresen, M.A., & Hodgkinson, T. (2020). Somehow I always end up alone: COVID-19, social isolation and crime in Queensland, Australia. Crime Science, 9, Article 25.
  • Andresen, M.A., & Ha, O.K. (2020). Spatially-varying relationships between immigration measures and property crime types in Vancouver census tracts, 2016. British Journal of Criminology, 60(5), 1342 – 1367.
  • Andresen, M.A., Malleson, N., Steenbeek, W., Townsley, M., & Vandeviver, C. (2020). Minimum geocoding match rates: An international study of the impact of data and areal unit sizes. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 34(7), 1306 – 1322.
  • Andresen, M.A., Curman, A.S.N., & Linning, S.J. (2017). The trajectories of crime at places: Understanding the patterns of disaggregated crime types. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(3), 427 – 449.
  • Andresen, M.A., Linning, S.J., & Malleson, N. (2017). Crime at places and spatial concentrations: Exploring the spatial stability of property crime in Vancouver BC, 2003-2013. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(2), 255 – 275.

Selected Awards and Honours


Summer 2024

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