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Elenice Oliveira, Ph.D. is originally from Brazil, where she started her career after receiving her master's in sociology.
Dr. Oliveira then worked for a number of years in the human rights office for the local government in her hometown of Belo Horizonte, as well as in the Research Center on Public Security and Violence at the Federal University in the same city.
Later she was offered a CAPES scholarship from the Brazilian government to come to the United States, where she received her master's and Ph.D in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University in New Jersey.
She was then invited to teach as an adjunct professor at Rutgers, as well as at John Jay College in New York City. Apart from her teaching career, Dr. Oliveira has concentrated her time on extensive research in policing innovations in Brazil and the U.S., including community policing, problem-oriented policing and COMPSTAT.
Her research has a cross-cultural perspective and has recently focused on applying GIS technology and crime analysis techniques to exploring the relationship between environment and crime in different contexts.