Behaviour tracking: using geospatial and behaviour sequence analysis to map crime

David A. Keatley, Michael Arntfeld, Joe Clare, Paul Gill, Giles Oatley, Noemie Bouhana, David Clarke

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Crime is a complex phenomenon. To understand the commission of crime, researchers must map both the temporal and the spatial processes involved. The current research combines a temporal method of analysis, Behaviour Sequence Analysis, with geospatial mapping, to outline a new method of integrating temporal and spatial movements of criminals. To show how the new method can be applied, a burglary scenario was used, and the movements and behaviours of a criminal tracked around the property. Results showed that combining temporal and spatial analyses allows for a clearer account of the process of a crime scene. The current method has application to a large range of other crimes and terrorist movements, for instance between cities and movements within each city. Therefore, the current research provides the foundation framework for a novel method of spatio-temporal analyses of crime.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
JournalSecurity Journal
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Nov 2019

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Keatley, David A. ; Arntfeld, Michael ; Clare, Joe ; Gill, Paul ; Oatley, Giles ; Bouhana, Noemie ; Clarke, David. / Behaviour tracking : using geospatial and behaviour sequence analysis to map crime. In: Security Journal. 2019 ; pp. 1-18.
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Behaviour tracking : using geospatial and behaviour sequence analysis to map crime. / Keatley, David A.; Arntfeld, Michael; Clare, Joe; Gill, Paul; Oatley, Giles; Bouhana, Noemie; Clarke, David.

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