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Edmonton’s Crime Zones: Criminal Profiling Techniques Reveal Patterns of Violent Crime

  • Author / Creator
    McDonald, Deirdre
  • The purpose of this thesis is to examine the nature of murders and attempted murders in the City of Edmonton with a particular focus on the demographic and geographic distribution of these crimes across the city and its inhabitants. By examining violent crimes in a specific urban setting, this thesis explores the application of the well-established techniques of criminal profiling and its subset geographical profiling. Specifically, this research incorporates both statistical and spatial analysis techniques to the demographic and geographic attributes of murder and attempted murder victims and offenders in Edmonton between June 6, 2006 and December 31, 2012. The intention of this thesis is to identify exemplars and arrive at a comprehensive profile of murder and attempted murder.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3VX0692D
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Sociology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Hogeveen, Bryan (Sociology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Northcott, Herb (Sociology)
    • Vukicevic, Sinisa (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)