Brantingham Lecture on Crime Analysis
On February 26th, Paul J. Brantingham visited Texas State University to present his lecture, “The Role of Environmental Criminology in Crime Analysis.” Brantingham is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police University Professor of Crime Analysis at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and the associate director of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies. The event was sponsored by the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State. Brantingham explains what he has noticed on campuses and what he feels would be a good next move.
“We’ve done some research on campus crime problems and student perceptions of where those problems are. What I know has been found at a number of other campuses around North America is that students feel safe in places where they often experience, particularly, property crime. The library is a key one in our facility. One of the things that I think would be good to do is an analysis of campus police patterns where they get any reports of problems on campus and then a survey of students that asks, “Where do you feel comfortable and where do you feel afraid?” and then put those two things together as a basis for deciding what to do next.”
– Paul J. Brantingham
Brantingham hopes to show the possibilities of university police collaboration and push them in the direction that he believes modern crime analysis needs to go.
Kalie Souknary, KTSW News