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Criminology in a developing country

Faisal presents his research at Stockholm Symposium

Criminology in a developing country

Faisal Umar Kaita, a Doctoral Researcher in the UCL Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), gave a well-received paper on Day 1 of the Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2015, held on 8 - 10 June.

His presentation, 'Environmental Criminology: Perspectives from a developing country', paid particular attention to the spatial pattern of crime in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria, a poorly researched topic in the field of spatial analysis.

The talk discussed a reliable method for gathering both spatial and attribute data for crime analysis where they do not otherwise exist. This combines using satellite data to map the physical characteristics of properties and an intensive survey of property-based crime in a sample of nearly 3,300 households. The results highlight some of the key elements of the built environment that either reduce or increase the risk of crime in an area.

The presentation was very well received, generating an excellent question & answer session.

The UCL Consumer Data Research Centre:

YouTube video (skip to 3:12:44 to see Faisal's talk):


Faisal Umar Kaita