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Crime Analysis

The AGIT 2015 offers an inspiring environment for 2 Crime Analysis workshops:

Workshop I:  CRIME ANALYSIS & MODELING WITH CRIMESTAT IV

CrimeStat IV is probably the most comprehensive open source software for the spatial and temporal analysis of crime incident locations.  It is used worldwide by law enforcement agencies and in academia in both teaching, research, and project applications.  The goal of this workshop is to provide an introduction into the most important methods offered by CrimeStat, such as hot spot mapping and criminal geographic profiling, among others.  The methods are first introduced at a conceptual level and then followed by hands-on exercises with real-world crime data.  Most analysis results from CrimeStat will be visualized in ArcGIS.  Some basic knowledge of ArcGIS, but no knowledge of CrimeStat is required.  At the end of this workshop participants will have the expertise to appropriately apply the methods to their own crime data and to confidently and correctly interpret the results of their analysis.

Workshop II:  SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FORECASTING OF CRIME

The goal of this workshop is to provide an overview of the most important spatial and spatiotemporal crime forecasting methods, including retrospective and prospective analysis.  The methods are first introduced at a conceptual level and then followed by hands-on exercises with real-world crime data.  Participants will become familiar with how to use ArcGIS, CrimeStat, the Near Repeat Calculator, and the Risk Terrain Modeling approach to forecast crime.  Some basic knowledge of ArcGIS, but no knowledge of the other three software packages is required.  At the end of this workshop participants will have the expertise to appropriately apply crime forecasting methods to their own crime data and to confidently and correctly interpret the results of their analysis.

Audience: GIS crime analysts, university faculty and students

Language: English, with key concepts also in German

Cost: €500 (early bird €450)

Included: Course material (English or German); certificate; lunch (first & second day); dinner (first day); coffee/drinks and snacks (both days).

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Research Center for the Spatial and Temporal Analysis and Mapping of Crime (RC_STAMC)

The workshops are offered through the Research Center for the Spatial and Temporal Analysis and Mapping of Crime (RC_STAMC), which is currently established in the Department of Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg.  The goal of the RC is the research and application of geospatial technologies for the analysis, modeling, and mapping of crime.  It uses a multidisciplinary approach and collaborates with other universities and law enforcement agencies to mitigate or solve important societal problems related to public safety.

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Lecturer Crime Analysis Workshops

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    Dr. Michael Leitner

    is Full Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, USA.  He is an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Geoinformatics and a Faculty Member in the Doctoral College “GIScience”, both at the University of Salzburg.  His main interests are in the research and application of Geographic Information Science (GISc) to the geographies of crime and health and the handling of geospatial privacy in GISc.  He has published 50+ refereed journal articles and book chapters and co-authored two and co-edited another two books.  He has collaborated with law enforcement agencies in Europe and in the US for the past ten years on topics such as criminal geographic profiling and the forecasting of crime.

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    Mag. Philip Glasner

    is a doctoral student at the University of Salzburg, Austria.  The topic of his doctoral thesis is “Predictive Crime Mapping” using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In addition, he holds the position of the Head of Support & Training at SynerGIS Informationssysteme GmbH.  SynerGIS is the Austrian distributor for Esri software.  He is also currently working on a research project funded through the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.  The aim of the project that is entitled “CriPA” - short for “Criminal Predictive Analysis” - is the evaluation of existing methods and the development of a software application to forecast where and when future crimes will happen.

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    Milena Kocher, BSc

    is a master student of “Applied Geoinformatics” at the University of Salzburg, Austria.  She is very interested in crime analysis techniques, especially in the prediction of crime, which is also the topic of her master thesis.  In her bachelor project she implemented and evaluated the Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM) approach for an Austrian city for the first time.  The RTM method is a recent and popular approach to risk assessment, which estimates the probability of future crime events occurring at different places inside the study area.

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