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Philipp M. Dau (1993) holds a Master of Science in Economic and Social Geography from Leipzig University (2019, Magna Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Science in Geography from Kiel University (2017, Cum Laude). He is a PhD researcher at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law of the Faculty of Law and Criminology and a member for the Institute on International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP). During his academic education he was awarded two scholarships to pursue studies in Spain (2015, Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Sweden (2019, Umeå Universiteit) and one scholarship to examine the drivers behind the growth of gated communities in the U.S. (2017, Arizona State University). Before joining Ghent University, Philipp worked for three and a half years in the fields of geodata consulting, urban development, and mobility consulting.

His doctoral research specifically aims at identifying the spatiotemporal patterns and efficacy of routine police patrol strategies. Further topics of interest include: classification of crime, spatial analysis, history of policing strategies.

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  • TELEPHONE: +32 9 264 69 46
  • TELEPHONE SECRETARIAT: +32 9 264 69 30
  • ADRESS: Universiteitstraat 4, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Geography of crime and crime prevention
  • Policing strategies
  • Environmental Criminology

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