Dr. Casey Harris

Director of Research & Innovation

Dr. Casey Harris is the Director of Research and Innovation at CAP Index. Casey specializes in statistical modeling to predict crime across places and over time. He has worked for nearly two decades in the areas of community-oriented criminology, demography, and quantitative methodology that help drive CAP Index’s forecasting methodologies. Casey has a passion for working with industry partners and clients on developing risk assessment and prevention strategies.

Before coming to CAP Index, Casey held the role of Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas where he was also a founding member of the interdisciplinary Data Science program. He holds an M.A. in Criminology and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, a book with Oxford University Press, and $3 million in funded research from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and several premier foundations and community partners.