Dr. Alese Wooditch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. She received her PhD in Criminology, Law and Society from George Mason University in 2016. She is formerly a graduate research assistant in the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, a research associate in the Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence, and served as an Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor Racketeering and Fraud Investigations. Alese received her MA in criminal justice from Penn State University in 2009. Her research generally focuses on the geography of crime, risk assessment, and how methods from other disciplines can be used to inform our understanding of crime.