Spatial Criminology

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Doel vak

(1) Students acquire knowledge of the theories and studies on the
spatial distribution of crime;
(2) Student are able to create (crime) maps using freeware GIS software
like QGIS as well as perform basic spatial criminological analyses with
(3) Students are able to interpret and discuss results from spatial

Inhoud vak

In this course the basic principles of Crime Mapping using a geographic
information system (GIS) and spatial analyses are taught.
Mapping where crime takes place is the first step of the analysis of
spatial distribution of crime. The relationship between theories and
methods of spatial analysis are discussed. For example, assuming that
the spatial distribution of crime is associated with the level of social
cohesion in a neighborhood.
How such a relationship can be studied from a environmental
criminological perspective and with what
spatial analysis methods is discussed in the course.
A number of different analytical methods are taught and practiced by
assignments during the labs and during the final research project on a
spatial crime problem.


As this course is mostly practice based (i.e. a lab course), attendance
is of importance.


To be announced

Vereiste voorkennis

Bachelor criminologie, affiniteit met kwantitatieve analytische methoden


Literature is made available via Canvas.

Overige informatie

This course requires you to bring your own laptop.
Windows laptops are preferred due to the software.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

For this course a maximum of 30 student may be registered. If the course is full no more places will be made available.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Students should have bachelor level knowledge of research methods and
quantitative statistical analyses.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode R_SpaCrim
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 600
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
Vakcoördinator dr. J.J. van der Kemp
Examinator dr. J.J. van der Kemp

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