Faculty Profile for Dr. Lucia Summers Rodriguez

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Dr. Lucia Summers Rodriguez
Associate Professor — School of Criminal Justice & Criminology
HINE 124
phone: (512) 245-2389

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Lucia Summers is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Texas State University. Her research interests include the spatio-temporal patterns of crime, offender spatial decision making, and situational crime prevention. Lucia received her PhD in criminology from University College London in 2012.

Teaching Interests

Research methods, statistics, environmental criminology, crime analysis

Research Interests

Environmental criminology, offender situational decision making, geographic analysis of crime, situational crime prevention

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Rossmo, D. K., & Summers, L. (2021). Bentham and the philosophical nature of preventive policing. International Criminal Justice Review, 31(3), 263–265. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057567718813424
  • Rossmo, D. K., & Summers, L. (2021). Offender decision-making and displacement. Justice Quarterly, 38(3), 375–405. https://doi.org/07418825.2019.1666904
  • Rossmo, D. K., & Summers, L. S. (2021). Bentham and the philosophical nature of preventive policing. In S. Jacques & P. Schofield (Eds.), Jeremy Bentham on police: The unknown story and what it means for criminology (pp. 229–232). UCL Press.
  • Soto, C., & Summers, L. (2020). Macro-brothels as crime generators: Impact of closure and diffusion of benefits. European Journal of Criminology, 17(3), 247–268. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370818788011
  • Summers, L., & Rogers, T. G. (2020). Too far for comfort? Situational access to emergency medical care and violent assault lethality. Crime Science, 9, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40163-020-00124-7

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Texas State University. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Teaching Award of Honor, Texas State University Alumni Association. 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Texas State University. 2019
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service (Assistant Professor/Instructor/Lecturer). 2019
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Texas State University. 2018

Selected Grants

  • Summers Rodriguez, Lucia Socorro (Principal), Fulton, Lawrence V (Co-Principal), Shallenberger, Alyssa Nicole. Identification of Sexual Trafficking Photos, Images, and Texts (I_STOPIT), NEC, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $30345. (Submitted: February 2022, Funded: March 2022 - Present). Grant.
  • Medina Ariza, Juan Jose (Principal), Gutiérrez, José Antonio (Co-Principal), Summers Rodriguez, Lucia Socorro (Supporting). Victimisation in place: Routine activities, neighbourhood structure, and the spatial distribution of journey to victimisation before and after COVID, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Federal, $36325. (Submitted: December 2020, Funded: September 2021 - August 2024). Grant.
  • Summers, Lucia. Conference travel award, Texas State University, $800. (Funded: October 2014). Grant.
  • Rossmo, Kim (Principal), Summers, Lucia (Co-Principal). Offender Decision-Making: Decision Trees and Displacement, National Institute of Justice, Federal, $377528. (Funded: January 2013 - December 2017). Grant.
  • Summers, Lucia. Budget allocation for the University of London Sub Aqua Club, University of London, Institutional (Higher Ed), $23580. (Funded: September 2010). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Human Trafficking
Reviewer / Referee
Annals of the American Association of Geographers
International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA)
November 2021-Present
Austin Police Department
August 2021-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Justice Quarterly
June 2020-Present