Dennis Mares

Subject Matter Expert

Professor of Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Areas of Expertise:
Police Technology, Gun Violence and Spatial/Temporal Correlates of Crime

Dennis Mares received his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri St. Louis and is a professor of Criminal Justice at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has worked as research partner with local, state, and federal agencies on PSN and SPI grants and continues to actively work with agencies seeking to implement evidence-based practices. Dr. Mares’ research and partnerships with law enforcement agencies has made him a foremost expert on police technology, in particular acoustic gunshot detection technology. Based in the St. Louis Metro region he also studies the interplay between violence and neighborhood conditions. His research has been published in leading academic and practitioner journals and has been featured in outlets such as the Washington Post and Reuters.