Case Analysis of Criminal Behaviour

  • Tibor Bosse
  • Charlotte Gerritsen
  • Jan Treur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4570)


In this paper, it is shown how behavioural properties can be specified for three types of violent criminals. Moreover, it is shown how empirical material in the form of informal descriptions of traces of crime-related events can be formalised. Furthermore, it is shown how these formalised traces and behavioural properties can be used in automated analysis, for example in order to determine which type of criminal can have committed such a crime. Moreover, an underlying dynamical model is presented that shows causal mechanisms behind each of the behaviours, and their dependencies on the characteristics of the type of criminal and inputs in terms of stimuli from the environment.


Antisocial Personality Disorder Internal Perspective Behavioural Property Routine Activity Theory Violent Criminal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Bosse
    • 1
  • Charlotte Gerritsen
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Artificial Intelligence, De Boelelaan 1081, NL-1081 HV, AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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