PhD Defence Lucy Mburu on Geographic Criminal Profiling

This Friday – the hottest day of the year so far – Lucy Waruguru Mburu from the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg University successfully defended her PhD thesis on Criminal Geographic Profiling methods.
Her thesis is entitled: “ A Framework for Prediciting Criminal Behavior and Area-Specific Crime Risk through Retrospective Analysis of Geographic Data“. Complemented by an extended summary and synopsis the PhD is based on five Journal Papers published in high quality journals.
The research adds significantly to the body of knowledge in geographic criminal profiling.

Congratularions Lucy!!!

Mburu, L. W. and Helbich, M. (2015): Evaluating the Accuracy and Effectiveness of Criminal Geographic Profiling Methods: The Case of Dandora, Kenya. The Professional Geographer, 67(1), 110-120.

Mburu, L. W. and Helbich, M. (2016a): Analysis of Crime Risk Using a Commuter Harmonized Ambient Population and Spatially Filtered Negative Binomial Regression. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. (Online first) doi: 10.1080/24694452.2016.1163252.

Mburu, L. W. and Helbich, M. (2016b): Communities as Guardians: A
Spatio-temporal Analysis of Community Policing in Nairobi’s Suburbs. Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy. 1-22 (Online first). doi: 10/1007/s12061-015-9178-7.

Mburu, L. W. and Bakillah, M. (2016): Modeling Spatial Interactions between Areas to Assess the Burglary Risk. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-information. 5(4), 47; doi:10.3390/ijgi5040047

Mburu, L. W. and Helbich, M.: Environmental Factors Influencing Bicycle Theft. (In Revision).

Further she has published several other papers on the topic.



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