Joseph   Appiahene-Gyamfi

Professor  

Office: ELABN 328
Phone: (956) 665-7061
Email: joseph.appiahenegyamfi@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/joseph.appiahenegyamfi/

Dr. Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi

Dr. Gyamfi received his Ph. D. from Simon Fraser Unive, Burnaby, Canada. He is a criminologist who specializes in pattern theory/environmental criminology; crime prevention; CJ policy analysis and comparative criminology; international criminal justice systems, international crimes etc.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Phenomena of Crime; Criminological theories - Pattern theory/Environmental criminology/Opportunity-based theories - Routine Activities Theory, Rational Choice, Hot Spots, Crime Displacement; Victimology; Violent Crime; Crime Mapping
    • Criminal Justice Policy Analysis; Crime patterns and trends
    • Crime prevention & crime mapping
  • Education

    • PhD, Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 1999
    • MA, Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 1995
    • BA, Sociology, University of Ghana, 1989
  • Currently Teaching

    CRIJ 4361 01 - Comp Criminal Just Sys:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    CRIJ 4357 01 - Crime Prevention Techniques:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    CRIJ 3325 01 - Violent Crime & Offenders:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Drugs and drug control in Ghana. ," In Anita Kalunta-Crumpton (ed.). Pan-African Issues in Drugs and Drug Control: An International Perspective. Ashgate Publishing (pp. 37-59).. August 2015.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Transition: Obituary of the late Dr. Yaw Ackah," The African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies 4, no. 2 (2011).

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Crime and punishment in Ghana. The encyclopedia of crime and punishment in Africa.," ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2010: 86-91.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Crime and punishment in the Republic of Ghana: A country profile.," International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice 33, no. 2 (2009): 309-324.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Interpersonal violent crime in Ghana: The case of assault in Accra.," Journal of Criminal Justice 35, no. 4 (2007): 419-431.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Property offenses in Ghana: The case of burglary trends and patterns in Accra.," International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice 27, no. 2 (2005): 149-172.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Journey to crime in Ghana: The case of pickpocketing in Accra.," International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice 27, no. 1 (2003): 3-17.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Urban Crime Trends and Patterns in Ghana. The case of Accra.," Journal of Criminal Justice 31, no. 1 (2003): 13-23.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. An Analysis of the Broad Crime Trends in Ghana.. Journal of Criminal Justice, 30, no. 3 2002: 229-243.

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Violent Crime in Ghana: The Case of Robbery. ," Journal of Criminal Justice 26, no. 5 (1998): 409-424.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. , $40,000.00 (2001 - 2003)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. 2002-2003: UTPA Grant ($15,000.00 - Crime Mapping in select RGV cities (Renewed), UTPA, ( )

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. 2000-2001: UTPA Grant ($10,000.00) Crime Mapping in select RGV cities, UTPA, $10,000.00 (September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2001)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. ACJS Affirmative Action Mini-Grant Scholarship, ( 1999)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. ACJS Student Scholarship, ( 1999)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. , Simon Fraser University, ( )

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. ACJS Student Scholarship, ( 1998)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Affirmative Action Mini-Grant, ( 1998)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. President’s Research Stipend, ( 1998)



Selected Presentations


  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Legalizing marijuana in Ghana. The fallout ," 2016: Annual Meeting (72nd) of the American Society of Criminology in New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA (November 2016)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Law and social control in Ghana: examining Black’s theory of law & Human trafficking in Ghana: a case study," Annual Meeting (70th) of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA, (November 2015)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Roundtable Chair – Topic – Domestic/Spousal/Intimate Abuse in Ghana, Jamaica & South Texas," 2014: Annual Meeting (70th) of the American Society of Criminology in San Francisco, CA, (November 2015)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi and Marika Dawkins. "Domestic/spousal/intimate partner abuse in Ghana, Jamaica, and the United States," American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California (November 2014)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "A thematic examination of police images of Accra, Ghana," Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology , St Louis, Missouri (2008)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Exploration of the prevalence of HIV/AIDS cases in Ghanaian prisons," Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology , St Louis, Missouri (2008)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "The native/customary court/justice system and administration of justice in Ghana," Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology , St Louis, Missouri (2008)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Property offenses in Ghana: The case of theft in Accra.," 44th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Seattle, WA. (2007)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "Policing civil society and protecting civil liberties: The case of police abuse and brutalities in Ghana.," The 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology., Atlanta, GA (2007)

  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. "The patterns and trends in auto theft in South Texas: An empirical study of auto theft in two Texas Counties," 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Los Angeles, CA. (2006)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Joseph Appiahene-Gyamfi. (1995)

Current Courses

CRIJ 4361 01 - Comp Criminal Just Sys:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CRIJ 4357 01 - Crime Prevention Techniques:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
CRIJ 3325 01 - Violent Crime & Offenders:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses