Renee Zahnow giving 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture on using big data to identify crime patterns

The University of Queensland’s School of Social Science invites you to attend the 2019 Paul Bourke Public Lecture presented by Dr Renee Zahnow. 

The majority of crime events in urban spaces are unplanned and take place during the course of everyday legitimate activities. Despite a long standing theoretical interest in the spatial routines that structure our daily lives, our empirical understanding of everyday, urban population dynamics and how they influence crime remains in its infancy. The focus of this presentation will be on the way in which big data can be utilised to better understand the nuances of ‘normal’, everyday life that serve as precursors to crime events; but can also serve as opportunities for everyday citizens to act as crime guardians.

Title: Patterns of crime in everyday life: Using big data to capture the dynamics of urban social environments

Date: Tuesday 8 October 2019

Time: 4.45pm for 5–6pm. The lecture will be followed by a reception with light refreshments from 6–7pm.  

Venue: ViewPoint, Building 33, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus.

Speaker: Dr Renee Zahnow is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Science at The University of Queensland (UQ). Renee has expertise in spatial and longitudinal analyses and she has applied these skills to examine a range of social problems including crime, disorder, community social processes, resilience, substance use and community regulation.