Young-An Kim

Degree Program: 
Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society
John R. Hipp
Neighborhoods and crime, Criminology of place, Crime patterns in street segments, Community context of crime, Units of analysis, Geo-spatial analysis, Crime mapping, Street network, Sociology of health, Urban sociology, Quantitative research methods
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Hipp, John R., James C. Wo, and Young-An Kim (2017). “Studying Neighborhood Crime Across Different Macro Spatial Scales: The Case of Robbery in 4 Cities” Social Science Research. Online:

Kim, Young-An and John R. Hipp (2017). “Physical boundaries and City boundaries: Consequences for Crime Patterns on Street Segments?” Crime & Delinquency. Advance online pulication.

Kim, Young-An (2016). “Examining the relationship between the structural characteristics of place and crime by imputing Census block data in street segments: Is the pain worth the gain?” Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Advance online pulication.

Hipp, John R. and Young-An Kim (2016). Measuring Crime Concentration across Cities of Varying Sizes: Complications Based on the Spatial and Temporal Scale Employed, Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Advance online pulication.

Kubrin, Charis E., John R. Hipp, and Young-An Kim (2016). “Different than the Sum of Its Parts: Examining the Unique Impacts of Immigrant Groups on Neighborhood Crime Rates” Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Advance online pulication.

Grineski, Sara, E., Timothy W. Collins, and Young-An Kim (2015). “Contributions of individual acculturation and neighborhood ethnic density to variations in Hispanic children's respiratory health in a U.S.-Mexican border metropolis” Journal of Public Health. 37(2): 1-9.

Kim, Young-An, Timothy W. Collins, and Sara E. Grineski (2014). “Neighborhood context and the Hispanic health paradox: Differential effects of immigrant density on children wheezing by poverty, nativity and medical history” Health and Place. 27: 1-8.

McDonald, Yolanda J., Sara E. Grineski, Timothy W. Collins, and Young-An Kim (2014). “A scalable climate health justice assessment model” Social Science & Medicine. 133: 242-252.

Collins, Timothy, W., Young-An Kim, Sara E. Grineski, and S. Clark-Reyna (2014). “Can economic deprivation protect health? Paradoxical contextual, compositional and cross-level effects of poverty on Hispanic children’s wheezing” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11(8): 7856-7873

Grineski, Sara, E., Timothy W. Collins, Paola Chavez-Payan, Anthony Jimenez, Stephanie Clark-Reyna, Marie Gaines, and Young-An Kim (2014). “Social disparities in children’s respiratory health in El Paso, Texas” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11: 2941-2957.