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Big Data

1st Edition

Edited by Benoit Leclerc, Jesse Cale


144 pages | 41 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138492783
pub: 2020-03-10
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The Internet has launched the world into an era into which enormous amounts of data are generated every day through technologies with both positive and negative consequences. This often refers to Big Data. This book explores Big Data in organisations operating in the criminology and criminal justice fields.

Big Data entails a major disruption in the ways we think about and do things, which certainly applies to most organisations including those operating in the criminology and criminal justice fields. Big Data is currently disrupting processes in most organisations – how different organisations collaborate with one another, how organisations develop products or services, how organisations can identify, recruit and evaluate talent, how organisations can make better decisions based on empirical evidence rather than intuition, and how organisations can quickly implement any transformation plan, to name a few.

Table of Contents

1. What Big Data in Criminology and Criminal Justice Through the Lens of the Business Literature. By Jesse Cale, Benoit Leclerc & Francis Gil

2. The Data Are Everywhere: Integrating Criminology and Epidemiology and Improving Criminal Justice. By Matt DeLisi

3. Big Data and Criminology from an AI Perspective. By Charlotte Gerritsen

4. Future Applications of Big Data in Environmental Criminology. By Mohammad Tayebi, Uwe Glässer & Martin A. Andresen

5. Leveraging Police Incident Data for Intelligence-Led Policing. By David B. Skillicorn, Christian Leuprecht & Alexandra Green

6. The Challenges and Concerns of Using Big Data to Understand Cybercrime. By Jin Ree Lee & Thomas J. Holt

7. Genetics, Bioethics and Big Data. By Melissa J. Green

8. Big Data: Generic Roadmaps as Global Solutions for Practice. By Benoit Leclerc & Jesse Cale

About the Editors

Benoit Leclerc is an Associate Professor of criminology and criminal justice at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. His research interests include the development and application of procedural analysis (ie crime scripting) for purposes of crime investigation, detection and prevention. He is leading several research projects with Corrections and police organisations. With Clifford Shearing and Ross Homel, he is the cofounding editor of Criminology at the Edge—an annual edited volume series in criminology (Routledge). Recent publications appeared in Criminal Justice and Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency and Sexual Abuse.

Jesse Cale is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. His main areas of research involve the causes and consequences of sexual violence, developmental criminology and criminal justice policy and evaluation. He is a Chief Investigator on several large-scale research grants in Australia funded by the Australian Research Council and different state governments and agencies examining the development of delinquency and criminal offending and the effectiveness of criminal justice policy responses to crime.

About the Series

Criminology at the Edge

Over the last few decades, criminology has become known for its rigorous research methods and innovative analyses as well as for the development and testing of traditional and new theories. Criminology, as a science, has become known for its empirical-based theorizing and its dedication to enable this knowledge to contribute effectively to realizing the goal of creating safe and just societies. This interdisciplinary series explores innovative developments and imagined futures within criminology.

The objective of this series is to expand the boundaries of criminology and facilitate, encourage and disseminate the fruits of a thorough and meticulous discussions of the most important emerging trends within criminology. Innovative criminologists will be encouraged to take risks as they imagine a criminology for the 21st Century, and to think outside existing criminological boxes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Data Processing
COMPUTERS / Data Modeling & Design
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology