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Geographic Profiling Analysis

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Geographic Profiling Analysis (2 week course)

“This has been one of the best courses I’ve attended. It has really put the application of theory into practice and cemented pre-existing knowledge. I think it will be very important discipline to have in forces and look forward to getting my hands dirty on some real cases. Brilliant stuff” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst 

Geographic profiling is an investigative technique that uses the locations of a connected series of crime to work out where an offender most likely lives, or bases their activities from.  Its application has been significant in a number of major serial crime investigations and its utility is increasing for volume crime.  The principles of geographic profiling have also been applied to non-serial crime investigations.

The certified Geographic Profiling Analyst training programme is designed to give analysts the background and skills required to develop and to interpret geographic profiles correctly and to make actionable recommendations.

This is a two week training course, delivered in partnership with the National Crime Agency.

Geographic Profiling Analysis (2 week course)

Week 1 involves classroom based lectures and exercises, and a fieldwork search exercise.  Week 2 is computer lab based, involving case work and investigative scenarios.  We use CrimeStat and Rigel Analyst for the majority of software based exercises, but also explore the utility of Dragnet and centrographic spatial statistics.  Exercises are based on real cases. 

Full course outline is available here

Since we began the course in 2010, police forces have used their certified analysts to apply geographic profiling to the following types of investigations:

  • Residential burglary
  • Robbery against the person
  • Theft from the person
  • Residential burglary where vehicle keys have been targeted and a vehicle stolen
  • Metal theft on railway lines
  • Catalytic converter theft
  • Arson (wheelie bin fires)
  • Arson to commercial buildings
  • Distraction burglary
  • Criminal damage to dwellings
  • Theft of fuel from heating tanks and vehicles
  • Robbery of commercial premises

Course tutors: Spencer Chainey (UCL), and Colin Johnson, Professional Geographic Profiling (UK National Crime Agency)

Geographic Profiling Analysis (2 week course)

April 2010 (Venue: Birmingham)

"Best course I have ever been on. The breadth of knowledge from the three trainers combined with the theory and practical examples makes this course a must!” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“Well presented with good practical application from knowledgeable trainers” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“I have been in intelligence analysis both at a local and force level for a number of years and it is the best course I have had the pleasure to attend!” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“This has been one of the best courses I’ve attended. It has really put the application of theory into practice and cemented pre-existing knowledge. I think it will be very important discipline to have in forces and look forward to getting my hands dirty on some real cases. Brilliant stuff” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“An excellent course, that even without the use of Rigel will impact on my daily activities/thinking and also the ability to share knowledge and influence others” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“It was focused and useful, well taught at a good pace.” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst “Have thoroughly enjoyed it – informative, easy to understand and so relevant to my role (or at least it will be when I get back in force and get to do it!” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

“Overall excellent – we need to back this up by embedding it into the thinking of SIO’s and publicising the availability of stuff” Police Senior Intelligence Analyst

Geographic Profiling Analysis (2 week course)

Date: Monday 7th - Friday 18th July 2014 (this course is held once per year)

ALL PREVIOUS COURSES HAVE BEEN FULL.  BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

Venue: London, UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science

Course Cost: £1475

Group discount: 10% discount for bookings of two or more. To qualify, all group delegates must be booked at the same time.

All course fees include: all tuition, course hand outs, lunch and refreshments for the duration of the course, and two evening course dinners. Delegates should note that accommodation is not included and hotel booking will be the responsibility of the delegate.

Accommodation: UCL has a number of residences that are available to book when courses are held in the summer months.  These are available from £45 per night.  We recommend Frances Gardner House or James Lighthill House due to their proximity to the JDI and their facilities.  Please visit this site (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/residences/) for more details and to make any accommodation bookings. We advise booking early.  The accommodation is basic, but clean and fantastic value for London.

For something a bit grander we recommend the Cartwright Gardens Apartments:

For short stays: http://www.citybaseapartments.com/uk/london/cartwright-gardens-apartments.php

For longer stays: http://www.studios2let.com/renting/london/bloomsbury/cartwright-gardens.html?lang=en

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