Professor Receives Public Security Award

    Ismail Onat, Ph.D., received the 2019 Kaleidoscope Award from the Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS), which annually recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative applications of Risk Terrain Modeling.
    November 25, 2019

    Ismail Onat, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, criminal justice and criminology at The University of Scranton, has received the 2019 Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS) Kaleidoscope Award.

    RCPS specializes in applying geospatial technologies to scholarly research and addressing crime, terrorism and other threats to public security. It presents the Kaleidoscope Award each year to a recipient who has demonstrated innovative applications of Risk Terrain Modeling, which diagnoses environmental conditions that lead to crime, that advance research and practice for the public good.

    Dr. Onat has advanced Risk Terrain Modeling through innovative applications to terrorism, drugs and crime analysis from an international perspective, as well as demonstrating a unique ability to help practitioners maximize local resources and expertise to solve problems. In his participation with the University’s Center for the Analysis and Prevention of Crime, he has enhanced the technological and analytical capabilities of students, police officers and other criminal justice agencies in the community.

    Dr. Onat received his bachelor’s degree at the Turkish National Police Academy and his master’s and doctoral degrees at The State University of New Jersey – Rutgers. He joined the faculty at Scranton in 2016.

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