Aims:
  • The focus of this project is to build a comprehensive model of how burglars decide where and when to commit crime.
  • The innovative methodology, discrete spatial choice approach, provides an elegant and powerful structure to test hypotheses and advance understanding of burglar spatial preferences.
  • This project will contribute to understanding internationally by: increasing methodological/statistical rigour in a “settled” research literature; examine important but neglected research questions; allow predictions to changes in burglars' preferences if
  • This has considerable policy implications in the areas of crime prevention, urban planning, public transport and housing.

Understanding How Criminals Decide Where and When to Offend

This project sought to understand the factors and processes that lead people to commit criminal offences. By building a comprehensive model of offender mobility, we will be better able to describe what influences burglar preferences about where and when to commit crime. This understanding will enable the development of more effective crime prevention projects.This project was cross-institutional, involving Dr Gentry White, who is employed by the Policing and Security node of the Institute for Social Science Research.

Funding: 
Australian Research Council
Date: 
2011 to 2015
Time status: 
Current
Contact: 
Dr Gentry White (g.white@uq.edu.au)
Aims:
  • The focus of this project is to build a comprehensive model of how burglars decide where and when to commit crime.
  • The innovative methodology, discrete spatial choice approach, provides an elegant and powerful structure to test hypotheses and advance understanding of burglar spatial preferences.
  • This project will contribute to understanding internationally by: increasing methodological/statistical rigour in a “settled” research literature; examine important but neglected research questions; allow predictions to changes in burglars' preferences if
  • This has considerable policy implications in the areas of crime prevention, urban planning, public transport and housing.
Program/Affiliation: 
Type: 
Quantitative
Keywords: 
Resilience
Crime control
Housing
Number: 
ISSR030185