Most of my work is on the ‘geography of crime’. I describe spatial and temporal variations in crime, and explain these variations as a function of the characteristics of places and of how potential offenders, potential victims, informal and formal guardians use their spatial environment over daily and weekly time cycles.
I’m always up for collaboration. Send me an email if you’re interested!
Are you interested in situational and spatial criminology? Consider joining the ‘Space, Place, and Crime’ working group of the European Society of Criminology.
PhD in Sociology, 2011
Department of Sociology/Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS), Utrecht University
M.Sc. Business Informatics, 2004
Propedeuse Information Science, 2001
Criminogeneity, fear of crime, and actual crime in Amsterdam
Do businesses and facilities generate or prevent crime?
Real-world experiments among cybercrime offenders
Why do offenders commit crimes where and when they do?
When I think it may be helpful to others, I write my own code and publish it as a software package (including user manuals and all that). So far, I have published two R packages on Github:
Calculates the standard Gini coefficient as well as the generalized coefficient, and plots Lorenz curves. The Lorenz plots show the line of maximal equality given the data.
Implements several area-based tests that measure the degree of similarity at the local level between two spatial point patterns.