Spatial Behaviour and Crime: Theories, Data, Methods, and Applications

18 May 2016 from 09:30 to 17:15 hrs
KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam
+31 20 551 0747
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This masterclass brings together PhD students and advanced Research Master students from a variety of disciplines – criminology, spatial economics, geography, psychology, sociology, geographic information systems, and transport and planning – working on theoretical-empirical research on human spatial behaviour. The Masterclass is particularly targeted, but not restricted to, those who study spatial behaviour of offenders, victims, bystanders, and law enforcement agents.

The aim of the masterclass is to discuss how the study of crime and related phenomena can be enriched with theories, data, and methods from a diverse array of disciplines. Four leading experts will each introduce one of the main elements of the masterclass (theory, data, methods and applications), present their own research, and act as discussant for selected presentations of participants.


Prof. Wim Bernasco (NSCR/VU University Amsterdam) and prof. Stijn Ruiter (NSCR/Utrecht University)