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. I am also interested in promoting the use of open software – mainly R – through my teaching and openly available code. If you want to collaborate on an open data project, please get in touch!


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


  • PhD in Criminology, 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).


  • De Boelelaan 1077, Amsterdam, 1081 HV
  • @sh_langton