Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies


Graduate Student Member, Katie Wuschke, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled, "Planning for Crime: Exploring the Connections between Urban Space, Development and Patterns of Crime". Congratulations, Dr. Wuschke!

Dr. Patricia Brantingham just published a paper in the European Journal of Applied Mathematics! See link below:

Tayebi, M. A., Glasser, U., Ester, M., & Brantingham, P. L. (2016). Personalized crime location prediction. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 27(3), 422-450.

Adam Vaughan successfully completed and discussed his PhD prospectus titled, "A longitudinal analysis of police calls-for-service with emotionally disturbed persons: A juxtaposition of latent growth curve and thematic models of individual trajectories over time." Congratulations, Adam!

Dr. Paul Brantingham, Dr. Bryan Kinney, and Senior Research Fellows Gary Bass and Dick Bent, presented at the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police conference held from March 7 to 9, 2016, in Montreal, Quebec. For more information, please click here.

Gary Bass, ICURS Senior Research Fellow, will be presented with a Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Congratulations, Gary! For more details, click here.

ICURS presented at the Western Society of Criminology Conference held on February 4-6, 2016, in Vancouver. For a list of the presentations, please click here.

Dr. Martin Andresen, Associate Director of ICURS, has received the 2016 Western Society of Criminology Fellows Award! Congratulations!

Recent ICURS Publications:

Pereira, D.V.S., Andresen, M.A., & Mota, C.M.M. (2016). A temporal and spatial analysis of homicides. Journal of Environmental Psychology, in press.

Andresen, M.A., Linning, S.J., & Malleson, N. (2016). Crime at places and spatial concentrations: exploring the spatial stability of property crime in Vancouver BC, 2003-2013. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, in press.

Linning, S.J., Andresen, M.A., & Brantingham. P.J. (2016). Crime seasonality: examining the temporal fluctuations of property crime in cities with varying climates. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, in press.

Andresen, M.A. (2016). An area-based nonparametric spatial point pattern test: the test, its applications, and the future. Methodological Innovations, in press.

Pereira, D.V.S., Mota, C.M.M., & Andresen, M.A. (2016). The homicide drop in Recife, Brazil: a study of crime concentrations and spatial patterns. Homicide Studies, in press.

Pereira, D.V.S., Mota, C.M.M., & Andresen, M.A. (2016). Social disorganization and homicide in Recife, Brazil. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, in press.

Vaughan, A., Hewitt, A., Andresen, M.A., & Brantingham, P.L. (2016). Exploring the role of the environmental context in the spatial distribution of calls-for-service associated with emotionally disturbed persons. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, in press.

Song, J., Andresen, M.A., Brantingham, P.L., & Spicer, V. (2016). Crime on the edges: patterns of crime and land use change. Cartography and Geographic Information Science, in press.

Andresen, M.A., & Linning, S.J. (2016). Unemployment, business cycles, and crime specialization: an analysis of Canadian provinces, 1981 - 2009. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, in press.

Hodgkinson, T., Andresen, M.A., & Farrell, G. (2016). The decline and locational shift of automotive theft: a local level analysis. Journal of Criminal Justice, 44(1), 49 - 57.

ICURS is featured on the Compute Canada website! To read about it, please click here.

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