Friday, 11 July 2008

Artificial Crime Analysis Systems book

I have recently come across this new book, edited by Lin Lui and John Eck: Artificial Crime Analysis Systems: Using Computer Simulations and Geographic Information Systems.

It is a collection of papers by the authors of new agent-based crime models as well as discussions surrounding other issues with crime simulation (such as validation, verification etc). This book is long overdue and very relevant, I recommend it as the first place to look for anyone interested in crime simulation.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Presentation at the British Society of Criminology conference

I have just given a presentation entitled "Improving burglary-reduction initiatives through a realistic agent-based model." at one of the "Geographies of Crime" sessions, organised by Professor Alex Hirschfield at the University of Huddersfield.

The abstract and slides are on my School of Geography webpage.