Jin-Kyu Jung and IAS Alum Taylor Frazier Publish "A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Relationship Between Crime and Community Gardens"

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A recent IAS graduate, Taylor L. Frazier ('15, Law, Economics & Public Policy), and IAS faculty member Jin-Kyu Jung co-authored a paper, “A Mixed-Methods Exploration of the Relationship Between Crime and Community Gardens: A Case Study of Seattle’s P-Patches from 1996 to 2006,” in the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. This journal is a peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to the publication of scholarship by undergraduates and their mentors from academic institutions. The paper uses a mixed-methods research design to study the relationship between Seattle’s “P-Patch” community gardens and its impact on reducing crime. Specifically, it employs spatio-temporal GIS and geovisualization analyses, statistical analysis, and qualitative interviews with gardeners.