SLHRD Associate Director Rizzuto Presents Research at Social Network Analysis Conference


Dr. Tracey Rizzuto, associate director of the School of Human Resource & Workforce Development (SLHRD) in the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) presented research at the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference in Newport Beach, Ca. on April 1, 2016.

Her talk, titled “Predicting the Emergence of Dark Criminal Leadership Using Network Centrality,” featured the research she conducted in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination (BRAVE) Program.

The research focuses on the applications of social network science in smart policing initiatives for monitoring gang networks and community violence reduction.

Dr. Rizzuto has taken an active role in research that benefits local and state interests, such as workplace disaster recovery through the Katrina Aid and Relief Effort (KARE), the Baton Rouge Choice Initiative, and smart policing and prosecution initiatives like BRAVE and the Crime Strategies Unit (CSU).

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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