Why do offenders commit crimes where and when they do? Improving on extant theory and empirical research in the geography of crime, this PhD project investigates how offenders’ time-specific knowledge of their environment acquired during their daily routines and the time-varying attractiveness of target areas affect offenders' crime location choices.
Why do crimes occur where they do? Answering this question requires an innovative project aimed at understanding offenders' decisions on where to commit crime. Crime takes place where attractive opportunities for crime overlap with awareness spaces of individuals motivated to commit crime.
Why do poachers commit crimes where and when they do? How can the vast areas of nature reserves most effectively be patrolled by ranger teams. Starting from an environmental criminology perspective, this PhD project investigates poaching problems in South Africa.