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Past Conferences

Western Society of Criminology (WSC) Conference, 43rd Annual Meeting, Feb 4-7, 2016, Vancouver, BC.

American Society of Criminology (ASC), 71st Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21, 2014, Washington, DC

Western Society of Criminoogy (WSC) Conference, 42nd Annual Meeting, Feb 19-21, 2015, Phoenix, AZ

American Society of Criminology (ASC), 70th Annual Meeting, Nov 19-22, 2014, San Francisco, CA

Western Society of Criminology (WSC) Conference, 41st Annual Meeting, Feb 6-8, 2014, Honolulu, Hawai'i

American Society of Criminology (ASC), 69th Annual Meeting, Nov 20-23, 2013, Atlanta, GA

Western Society of Criminology (WSC) Conference, 40th Annual Meeting, Feb 7-9, 2013, Berkeley, USA

American Society of Criminology (ASC), 68th Annual Meeting, Nov 14-17, 2012, Chicago, USA

FOSINT-SI Conference, August 27-28, 2012 Istanbul, Turkey

EISIC Conference, August 22-24, 2012, Odense, Denmark

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis (ECCA) Conference, June 25-27, 2012, Stavern, Norway

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) Conference, 49th Annual Meeting, March 13-17, 2012, New York, USA

Western Society of Criminology (WSC) Conference, 39th Annual Meeting, Feb 16-18, 2012, Newport Beach, USA

WAMOS II, Second Workshop on Analysis and Modeling of Security, Keynote speaker, Patricia Brantingham, Jan 19-20, 2012, Universidad de Chile

Past News

ICURS visits Griffiths University in Brisbane, Australia

In February 2012, a series of presentations and meetings were held with Griffith University to help provide insight and support as the Australia based university moves towards establishing their own secure research facilities similar to those found at ICURS.

A presentation was also made to the senior executive of the Queensland Police describing the benefits to academia and the policing community of academics having access to police data in a controlled and secure environment.  Access to current police data, which has been properly secured and anonymized, enables evidence–led research that can be used for performance measurement and public policy development for police and government agencies, and the furthering of academic knowledge.

Dr. Patricia Brantingham delivers keynote address to the Australian Institute of Criminology

Dr. Patricia Brantingham travelled to the Australian Institute of Criminology in November 2011 to deliver a keynote address to discuss the role of new research techniques in the field of crime prevention.   The presentation aimed to educate researchers and academics the importance of creating crime prevention responses for the 21st century.  ICURS was utilized as an example of an established university research centre which develops a multitude of research tools to approach crime through different perspectives.

To view Dr. Brantingham's presentation, click here.

Richard Frank featured on SFU Homepage for his work on child exploitation

PhD Student Richard Frank was recently featured on SFU's Homepage for his work in developing tools to track websites that exploit children.  A web crawler developed by Frank allows researchers from the International Cybercrime Research Centre to collect large samples (more than 200,000) webpages at a time while keeping researchers safe from viewing the content.  Frank recently earned an honourable mention for his work on a paper title Strategies to Disrupt Online Child Porn Networks alongside, Dr. Martin Bouchard, Bryce Westlake and Kila Joffres [PDF]

ICURS Annual Report

ICURS has recently released its 2010-2011 Report of Activities under the Crime Reduction MOU.  The report highlights accomplishments and work undertaken by ICURS in order to demonstrate the use of research to understand urban issues and reduce crime.  ICURS projects were conducted under the themes of predictive policing / computational criminology, crime analysis, policy simulation studies, policing complexity and public safety and public health.  In total, 3 books, 47 articles, 26 conference presentations and specially invited presentations worldwide were produced and attended.  To read more of the report, click on the following link. [PDF]

ICURS wins first place at EISIC in Athens, Greece, September 2011

ICURS researchers, Natalia Iwanski and Dr. Richard Frank won the Best Paper Award at the 2011 European Intelligence and Security Information (EISIC) Conference in September 2011.  The duo authored, Analyzing an Offender's Journey to Crime: A Criminal Movement Model (CriMM)) which utilized five years worth of RCMP crime data on property offences from Burnaby, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam, BC.

The project studied criminals' travel paths from their homes to the location of their crimes.  CriMM was then applied to simulate the likely travel paths and routes of the offenders from their homes to major crime attractors such as businesses and shopping malls.  Results of the study indicated that offenders travel within two blocks of their regular travel routes to commit crime.

Iwanski and Frank's paper was selected first among 260 entries at the conference.