Samuel Langton

Samuel Langton

Postdoctoral researcher

Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement

About me

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement. I am also a Visiting Research Fellow for the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University.

My research focuses on the spatial and temporal patterning of crime and police demand. I am also interested in data visualisation, mapping and promoting the use of open software in social science.

This website provides an overview of my ongoing work, but for a complete summary please check my CV.


  • Geography of crime
  • Crime science
  • Police demand
  • Data visualisation
  • R, QGIS, GeoDa


  • PhD in Sociology, 2020

    Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

  • MSc in Sociology and Social Research, 2016

    Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • BSc in Social Policy with Government, 2012

    London School of Economics, UK

Recent Posts





QGIS course(s).


R course(s).


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  • @sh_langton