Shefali Tripathi, PhD

Shefali Tripathi is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certified Law Enforcement Analyst working at the interface of law enforcement practice and applied research. She specializes in crime analysis and crime mapping. She has over 15 years of advanced spatial analysis experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, urban planning and allied fields. She also has experience in quantitative and advanced data analysis including geo-statistical analysis of criminal justice data. Her recent work has focused on gang mapping, juvenile justice and disproportionate minority contact (DMC). She serves on the Grants Review Panel for the US Department of Justice’s SMART Office. Additionally, she is an adjunct instructor teaching graduate level courses in Geographic Information Systems for criminal justice and public safety. She is a trained Geographic Profiling Analyst. Dr. Tripathi holds a Doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Geo-information Sciences from Wageningen University in The Netherlands.