Elizabeth Groff

Ms. Groff has over 12 years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She has spent the last 9 years of her career applying spatial analysis techniques to criminal justice issues. She initiated the use of GIS in the Research and Planning Bureau of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department during the mid-1990s and gained national level experience while working at the National Institute of Justice's Crime Mapping Research Center, where she promoted the use of analytic mapping in criminal justice agencies. At the Institute for Law and Justice, she is involved in researching the journey to crime for both offenders and victims, and studying the implementation of technology in law enforcement agencies. Elizabeth has completed all course work for a Ph.D. in the Geography Department at the University of Maryland and currently is working on her dissertation  (egroff@ilj.org)