Social Network Analysis in Predictive Policing

Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)


Police departments have long used crime data analysis to assess the past, but the recent advances in the field of data science have introduced a new paradigm, called predictive policing which aims to predict the future. Predictive policing as a multidisciplinary approach brings together data mining and criminological theories which leads to crime reduction and prevention. Predictive policing is based on the idea that while some crime is random, the majority of it is not. In predictive policing crime patterns are learnt from historical data to predict future crimes.


Social Network Analysis Link Prediction Organize Crime Group Criminal Network Crime Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computing ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBritish ColumbiaCanada

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