Dr. Nikki Filipuzzi
Degrees: PhD, PhD
Dr. Nikki Filipuzzi is one of the first graduates of Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Applied Justice Studies degree program. Dr. Filipuzzi completed her PhD dissertation in Criminology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2010. Her dissertation focuses on applying statistics to specific crimes, such as assault or break and enter, to map where these crimes occur, predict where they might reoccur, and determine how best to target police resources to prevent or reduce them (Geostatistical Risk Analysis). Dr. Filipuzzi’s specialization is in geographic information systems, spatial analysis of crime, statistics, crime prevention and research methods.
Prior to joining MRU, Dr. Filipuzzi taught at Kwantlen University in Surrey and at Simon Fraser University. In the past she has worked at SFU’s Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies (ICURS), conducting research for many government, community, federal and municipal police agencies.
She has worked on several large projects with British Columbia’s Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Sun Microsystems. She is currently an associate of Mount Royal’s new Criminal Justices Research lab facility and a member of the Center for Criminology & Justice Research. Dr. Filipuzzi is currently working on several large projects including GIS crime analysis software development, development of a police certificate program and a review of current CPTED initiatives.