Christopher Bruce/ Susan Smith

Christopher Bruce is the president of the IACA and currently works as a contracted analytical specialist with the Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) program. He worked as a crime analyst in Massachusetts for 17 years (1994-2011) and has been on the IACA board since 2000. His publications include “Better Policing with Microsoft Office 2007” (2009, with Mark Stallo) and “Spatial Statistics in Crime Analysis: Using CrimeStat III” (2008/2011, with Susan Smith). He is a lecturer at Tiffin University, Suffolk University, Westfield State University, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. His interests include jazz, classic films, traveling, and a lifelong quest to find the world’s best steakhouse.

Susan is the crime analysis instructor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), is an instructor for the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), and has lectured for the various state and regional associations and for the Johnson County (KS) Regional Police Academy. She is currently an adjunct professor at both Johnson County Community College and the Tiffin University.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Criminal Justice and a Master of Science in Management, both from University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Philosophy – Public Policy and Administration, specializing in Criminal Justice and, as of March, 2011, is ABD.

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