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Become a problem-solving crime analyst in an hour

18 May 2006

This seminar is one of several that will be taken by UCL researchers at the fourth National Crime Mapping Conference on 24-25 May 2006 organised by the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science (JDI).

Predictive crime mapping, geographic profiling and the spatial data quality of community safety records are three of the key themes that will be discussed by the police, government departments and academic researchers at next week's conference.

Sarah Czarnowski and Ben Marshall of UCL JDI will present 'Become a problem-solving crime analyst in 55 minutes', a taster to a five-day course commissioned by the Home Office which covers the principles of information-driven, evidence-led approaches to reducing crime. Spencer Chainey, Director of Geographical Information Science at UCL JDI, will take a seminar on the utility of hotspot mapping, and will lead a plenary session on how crime mapping can help counter terrorism.

Amongst the other sessions led by UCL researchers will be an investigation into the accuracy of techniques used to predict future locations of crime by Dr Shane Johnson, while Professor Bill Hillier and Miss Ozlem Sahbas of UCL Bartlett will present analysis of crime patterns in urban street networks. Nick Ross, Chair of the Board of UCL JDI, will head up a Question Time session focusing on the future of crime mapping.

To book a place at the conference, please contact Wendy Tester on 020 7679 9810, or follow the link at the bottom of this item.