Tarah Hodgkinson is a certified SafeGrowth® practitioner and a PhD candidate in criminology at Simon Fraser University. She holds undergraduate and master's degree in sociology from Queen's University, Kingston. Her areas of research include crime prevention, policing, collective violence, methodology and statistics, auto-theft, gangs, crime-mapping, and victimology. Her doctoral research focuses on the need for community leadership in partnerships with the police. She has co-taught SafeGrowth® in Newark and Paterson, New Jersey and Saskatoon, Saskatachewan. She is a member of the International CPTED Association as well as the World Society of Victimology and the American Society of Criminology.