Crime analysis pioneer Paul Brantingham to speak at Texas State

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 13, 2014

Paul Brantingham

Paul Brantingham

Paul J. Brantingham, founder of the study of environmental criminology, will visit Texas State University to present his lecture, "The Role of Environmental Criminology in Crime Analysis," Wednesday, Feb. 26.

The event will be held at 4 p.m. room 208 of the Undergraduate Academic Center on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Brantingham is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police University Professor of Crime Analysis at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, and the associate director of the Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies. He received degrees in government and law at Columbia University and in criminology at Cambridge University.

Brantingham helped originate crime pattern theory and the concepts of crime attractors and crime generators. He is the primary developer of several crime analysis tools including the Crime Analysis System-Pacific Region for tracking provincial crime trends. His current research focuses on measuring the complexity and economics of policing.

The event is sponsored by the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State.

For more information, call (512) 245-7942 or email Cheri Rowden at