Juanjo Medina Ariza

Juanjo Medina Ariza

Talentia Senior Distinguished Researcher

University of Seville


Juanjo Medina is a Talentia Senior Distinguished Researcher affiliated to the Deparment of Criminal Law and Crime Sciences at the University of Seville. The Talentia Senior Scheme is a program of the Andalusian Government aimed at attracting and retaining researchers with an excellent scientific and leadership curriculum. Previously he worked as Full Professor of Quantitative Criminology and the Head of the Department of Criminology at the University of Manchester until August 2020 - where he taught data analysis and crime mapping skills to criminology students since September 2000. He was the President of the Spanish Society of Criminology from 2016 to 2020.


  • Gender violence
  • Crime prevention and policing
  • Urban crime and geography
  • Quantitative methods
  • Environmental crime


  • PhD in Criminal Justice, 2002

    Rutgers University

  • PhD in Criminal Law, 2000

    University of Seville

  • MA in Criminal Justice, 1997

    Rutgers University

  • Expert (PGT) Degree in Criminology, 1995

    Andalusian Institute of Criminology

  • BA on Public Law, 1993

    University of Seville

Research Projects


Improving Domestic Abuse Risk Assessment.

Recent, Upcoming or Recorded Talks

Crimen y confinamiento

Delito y seguridad en tiempos de Covid 19.

Lo que funciona y no funciona en la prevencion del delito

This is the recording of a presentation at the Open University of Spain on crime prevention policy.

Teaching resources

Crime mapping using R

Digital textbook teaching crime mapping skills to criminology students.

Instituciones de Control Penal

Materiales 2020-2021.

Modelling crime data

Digital textbook teaching R to criminology students.

Teoria Criminologica

Materiales 2020-2021.


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