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A language modelling approach to linking criminal styles with offender characteristics

Bache, Richard ; Crestani, Fabio ; Canter, David ; Youngs, Donna

In: Data & knowledge engineering, 2010, vol. 69, no. 3, p. 303-315

The ability to infer the characteristics of offenders from their criminal behaviour (‘offender profiling’) has only been partially successful since it has relied on subjective judgments based on limited data. Words and structured data used in crime descriptions recorded by the police relate to behavioural features. Thus Language Modelling was applied to an existing police archive to link ...