Where do people commit crime relative to their other activities and what does this mean for crime investigation? - Te Puna Haumaru Seminar Series
|Date||Thursday 23 November 2023|
|Time||2pm - 3pm|
|Presenter||Dr Sophie Curtis-Ham, PhD, MSc, LLB(Hons), is a senior researcher at New Zealand Police and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Waikato|
|Contact||Dr Apriel Jolliffe Simpson|
Crime investigation and prevention activities can be aided by predictions of where someone will offend relative to their routine activity locations—such as where they live, work, go to school or visit family and friends. Such predictions are possible because people usually commit crime in places they know, rather than seeking opportunities elsewhere.
This presentation summarises the literature on where people commit crime relative to their activity locations, discusses recent research that has extended our understanding of offenders’ crime location choices, and suggests how this understanding can be applied in practice to help investigate and prevent crime.
Dr Sophie Curtis-Ham, PhD, MSc, LLB(Hons), is a senior researcher at New Zealand Police and an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Waikato. She was formerly a crime and intelligence analyst in the UK and New Zealand. Her research interests span evidence based policing, crime science, environmental criminology and investigative psychology, with specialist areas including geospatial crime analysis, behavioural and geographic profiling and the measurement of crime harm.
We hope to see you there!