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Molly Block is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Dr. Block holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville. Her research focuses on the prevention of crime through opportunity and how policies should be shaped to prevent crime. She is currently published in Deviant Behavior and has an active research agenda. Currently Dr. Block’s research is focused on the prevention of terrorist attacks against airports and aircrafts through situational crime prevention. Additionally, Dr. Block is researching substance abuse policy by examining the capabilities of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) and analyzing the opportunities which allow specific populations of adolescents to use drugs and alcohol.
"Strengths and Weaknesses of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Focus Group Assessment of Law Enforcement Officers." (with G. F. Vito, G. E. Higgins) Criminology and Public Policy (2017)