Tarah Hodgkinson is a certified SafeGrowth® practitioner and a lecturer at Griffith University in Australia. She holds a PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University as well as undergraduate and Master's degrees in Sociology from Queen's University, Kingston. Her areas of research include crime prevention, policing, community safety partnerships, collective violence, methodology and statistics, crime-mapping, and victimology. She has co-taught SafeGrowth® in Newark, Paterson, Chicago, New York, Sacramento, and New Orleans in the United States and Saskatoon, Ottawa and Calgary in Canada. She is a Director of the International CPTED Association.