Dr. Shuryo Fujita

Education

  • 2011 Ph.D., Criminal Justice – Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.
  • 2003 M.A., Criminal Justice – California State University, San Bernardino.
  • 2000 B.S., Criminal Justice – Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau.

Specialization

Dr. Fujita’s expertise concerns the analysis of repeat and near-repeat patterns of crime through the application of GIS, with special emphasis on the analysis of motor vehicle theft. He is also interested in visualizing data to communicate complex information/ideas simply and efficiently. Prior to joining CSUSB as a faculty member, Dr. Fujita worked as a crime analyst at the Rutgers Police Institute, providing technical assistance, training, and consulting services for local law enforcement agencies. He also developed and taught courses on crime analysis/mapping and database management at State University of New York at Farmingdale.

Research Interests

  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Spatiotemporal analysis of crime
  • Data visualization
  • Problem-oriented policing
  • CPTED and Situational crime prevention


Classes Taught

  • CJUS 311: Research Methods
  • CJUS 312: Statistics in Criminal Justice