Brandon Behlendorf  was a doctoral candidate in criminology at the University of Maryland, where he focused on violence and victimization within developing countries. Brandon is also a senior researcher at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), where he applies quantitative geospatial modeling to terrorist targeting strategies, maritime piracy, nuclear trafficking, and transnational criminal activity. He has received funding from the Department of Homeland Security and the National Science Foundation, and has been published in the Journal of Quantative Criminology.  Previously, he was a researcher with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, where he coordinated a multi-agency evaluation of a commercial vehicle diversion program and assisted in the creation of risk management programs and assessments for the Ohio State Highway Patrol.  

Areas of Interest

  • Terrorism, spatial analysis, organized crime, individual and community responses to violence


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    History and Religious Studies, University of California, San Diego, 2001
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Education Administration, The Ohio State University, 2003
Member, Transportation Research Board Traffic Law Enforcement Committee
Brandon Behlendorf
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