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Jane Gray Associates

Jane Gray Associates

6045 Kentigern Ct N
Dublin, Ohio 43017

Phone(614) 974-9039

Website https://www.janegrayphd.com
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Dr. Gray has extensive training and experience in the areas of premises liability and negligent hiring and retention. Her specific area of expertise resides in identifying the foreseeability of crime using a number of techniques, including evaluating the environment as would a criminal offender. Dr. Gray has interviewed hundreds of violent offenders in an effort to understand how they select locations for the commission of crime and has testified in numerous cases involving the foreseeability of criminal acts.

Services

Dr. Gray has assessed the foreseeability of crime in premises liability, negligent security and negligent hiring and retention of employees. These cases involved criminal acts occurring at the following locations:

Bars
Restaurants
Apartment buildings
Fast food outlets
Convenience stores
Parking facilities
Mental health facilities
Hospitals
Educational facilities
Shopping centers/Malls
Music festivals and concerts


Litigation Support Services

Dr. Jane Gray, Ph.D. provides expert testimony in cases involving premise liability and negligent hiring and retention by evaluating the foreseeability of crime. She does this by using her knowledge and research regarding decision-making by offenders as well as identifying and examining the correlates of crime that are relevant to each case.

Areas of Expertise

Profile

Dr. Gray has consulted with a number of public and private agencies as well as attorneys on matters concerning social science research in general, and criminal/deviant behavior in particular. With respect to her legal consulting, her area of expertise resides in identifying the foreseeability of crime largely by evaluating the environment as would a criminal offender. Her extensive research and experience with prison inmates provides the necessary framework for determining how offenders estimate their risk of criminal apprehension and the likelihood of a successful criminal outcome.


Jane Gray received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Sociology/criminology in 1988. Since then, she has taught at Florida State University, Ohio State University, and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio where she holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.


· Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio - Senior Lecturer (2005 - retired 2015)

· Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Professor Emeritus (2002 - present)

· Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences (2000-2001)

· Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Associate Professor, Criminology (1993-2001)

· Capital University, Columbus, Ohio - Assistant Professor, Criminology (1988-1992)

· Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - Assistant Professor, Criminology (1987-1988)

· Ohio University, Athens, Ohio - Adjunct Professor, Prison Program (1987-1991)

· Dix & Eaton, Figgie Crime Report, Offender Risk Perception (1987)

Consulting Practice

All States

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Professional Experience

Keis George, LLP

Cleveland, OH

Negligent Hiring and Supervision (Plaintiff) 2015


Offut, Nord & Burchett

Huntington, WV

Premises Liability (Defense) 2014


Davis & Young

Cleveland, OH

Premises Liability(Defense) 2013 and 2014


Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell

Port Orange, FL

Premises Liability (Plaintiff) 2014


Cherundolo Law Firm

Syracuse, NY

Premises Liability (Plaintiff) 2014


Bourgeois, Dresser, White & McGourthy

Worcester, MA

Premises liability (Plaintiff) 2011


Kenneth Hicks, Esq.

Huntington, WV

Negligent hiring and retention, premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2010, 2011


Desmond Staples, Esq.

Tampa, FL

Premises liability (Plaintiff) 2010


Thielen, Foley & Mirdo

Bloomington, IL

Premises liability (Defense) - 2009


Jamie Oliver, Esq.

Columbus, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2009


Winters & Masters

Cleveland, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2007, 2011


G. Ian Crawford, Esq.

Cleveland, OH

Negligent hiring and retention (Plaintiff) - 2004


Scott Schiff, Esq.

Columbus, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2004


Malek & Malek

Columbus, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2004


Sindell, Young, Guidubaldi & Sucher

Cleveland, OH

Negligent hiring and retention/Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 2001, 1997


James McDonnell, Esq

Cleveland, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998


McLaughlin, McNally & Carlin

Youngstown, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998


Phillips & Mille

Middleburg, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998


Pickerel, Schaffer & Ebeling

Dayton, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1998


David Green, Esq.

Hamilton, OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1994, 1996


Clark, Perdue & Roberts

Columbus , OH

Premises liability (Plaintiff) - 1992


Legal Experience & Services

Expert witness experience - 28 years


Affiliations

· Member, American Society of Criminology

· Member, American Sociological Association


Awards & Honors

· Recipient of the 1988 "Top Ten" Teaching Award in the Undergraduate Honors Program - Florida State University

· Recipient of the 1987 Graduate Teaching Award - Ohio State University


Seminars & Training

“Controlling Sexual Solicitation and Importuning in Park Areas”

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Law Enforcement Section

Annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, April 19, 2000.


“Risk Assessment and the Decision to Commit Violent Crime: The Criminal Perspective”

American Society of Criminology

Annual meeting in Washington, D.C., November, 1998.


“The Use of Experts In Premises Liability Cases”

Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers

Annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 22, 1998.


“Establishing Foreseeability in Premises Liability Cases” and “Ohio Premises Liability: Inadequate of Negligent Security”

Professional Education Systems, Inc.

Cleveland, Ohio (February 20, 1997) and Columbus, Ohio (February 21, 1997).


Publications

"The ABCs of Premises Security Liability Cases", in the proceedings of the Negligent Law Seminar, Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, 1992


"Research Findings on Community and Organizational Preparations for and Responses to Acute Chemical Emergencies", Public Management, Vol. 68, No. 3 (March, 1986)


"First Responders and Their Initial Behavior in Hazardous Chemical Transportation Accidents", in Recent Advances in Hazardous Materials Transportation Research: An Internal Exchange, ed. by Edythe Traylor Crump (Wash., D.C.: Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, 1986


"Characteristic Patterns of and Variations in Community Responses to Acute Chemical Emergencies" Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 4 (1981)


Professional References

Kevin S. Taylor
Taylor Anderson, LLP
1600 N. Broadway, Suite 900
Denver, CO
(303) 551-6651

Warren George, Esq.
Cleveland, OH
(216) 241-4100


Steven Nord
Huntington, WV
(304) 529-2999


Roy Bourgeois, Esq.
Worcester, MA
(508) 798-8801


Education

· Ph.D. Sociology - Ohio State University, 1988

· M.P.A. Labor and Human Relations - Ohio State University, 1980

· B.S. Zoology - Ohio State University, 1978





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