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Zarina Vakhitova, PhD is a Monash University Lecturer with the School of Social Sciences specialising in criminology and criminal justice. Her research interests focus on the application of the environmental criminology principles to understanding and controlling crime that occurs in cyberspace, as well as quantitative methods of social research and Bayesian statistical analysis. Her work is published in PLoS One, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, International Review of Victimology and other international peer-reviewed journals.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • environmental criminology
  • crime analysis
  • quantitative research
  • statistical analysis
  • Bayesian statistics
  • micro theoretical approach
  • situational crime prevention
  • cybercrime
  • cyber abuse
  • routine activity theory
  • victimisation
  • theory testing and development


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