Students co-author magazine article

DTP students Sally Faulkner and Michael Stevens have co-authored an article for Chalkdust Magazine on geographic profiling, entitled: “Geographic Profiling: Murder, Maths, Malaria and Mammals“.

Imagine you’re a police officer working on a huge case of serial crime. You’ve been handed the list of suspects, but to your horror 268,000 names are on it! You need to come up with a way of working through this list as efficiently as possible to catch your criminal. Along with the thousands of names, you’re also given a map with the locations of where bodies have been found (the map above). Given these two pieces of intel, how exactly would you prioritise your list of suspects? …

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