Modelling for Policy sessions at RGS-IBG AC 2013

Myself and colleagues (Dianna Smith, Adam Dennett and Alison Heppenstall) are organising two sessions at this year’s RGS-IBG conference called “Modelling for Policy”. Both sessions will take place on Friday 30th in the afternoon at 14:40-16:20 and 16:50-18:30. Information about the sessions and abstracts can be found here (session a) and here (session b). Talks […]

Complexity in economics and social dynamics meeting

On Wednesday 5th June 2013 there is a half-day LMS-funded “Complexity Systems Dynamics” (CoSyDy) Meeting on “Complexity in economics and social dynamics”. It will be held in the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds. Speakers include: Peter Grindrod (Reading) Hannah Fry (UCL) Sergio Morales (Warwick) Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Met.) Jonathan Ward (Leeds). For […]

GIS for Crime Analysis Course

We have some spaces on a two-day course on GIS and crime analysis running at the University of Leeds onĀ 20th/21st September 2012. The course is open to staff and students at Higher Education Institutions in the UK and Ireland. For more information, or to register, follow this Registration Link. Course Outline. This 1.5 day course […]

The International Crime Drop

Despite public/media perceptions, most evidence suggests that crime has dropped substantially since the 1990s. The graph below, taken from a 2011 Home Office report into the British Crime Survey (BCS) and police recorded crime (HOSB1011), shows that BCS crime has nearly halved following a peak in 1996/7. This has been absent from most media coverage. […]

CrimeEx Exploratory in FutureICT

As part of a much larger European funding initiative, the FutureICT project is proposing to use ICT, Complexity Science and the Social Sciences to understand and manage complex, global, socially interactive systems, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. One project in particular, the Crime Exploratory, is highly relevant as it aimed to set up […]