RESEARCH TITLE: Mapping the relationship between elements of urban form and density of crime occurrences

Abstract: By exploring further the studies undertaken in Environmental Criminology, his research aims to find the effect of each element of urban form (carriageways, lighting posts, bus stops, façades, etc) on street crime (house burglaries and street robbery). The investigation comprehend three main phases. The first phase involves examining how theoretical principles associated with urban morphology can be viewed in terms of their influence on crime patterns distribution. The second phase involves the development of tools that can be used to model elements of urban form, and measure the relationship between these elements and patterns of crime. The third phase involves determining the extent to which elements of the urban morphological environment can contribute to crime reduction. Understanding the relationship between urban morphology and crime patterns in the Latin American context, given its social peculiarities and distinct urban settlements, can help to highlight the influence urban planning has on the crime problems that emerge in these settings, and how effective urban planning can contribute to reducing crime. The knowledge produced can subsidize law enforcement and urban planning initiatives both focused on crime prevention in these countries.

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Graduate teaching assistant in: Understanding the crime event, Police and the Public, Prevention and Disruption

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Fábio is a PhD researcher at the UCL Jill Dando Institute Latin America and Caribbean Unit


Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, Italian