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The Mathematics of Geographic Profiling

Award Information

Award #
2007-DE-BX-K005
Location
Awardee County
Baltimore
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2007
Total funding (to date)
$45,444

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $45,444)

This award will provide funding for Towson University to develop a new approach to geographic profiling, using mathematical methods and incorporating geographic factors. The project involves developing a new algorithm based on Bayesian statistical techniques, and producing a prototype software application that implements the algorithm. The project utilizes students in programming and software development. The software package will be freely available to researchers and law enforcement agencies.

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Date Created: September 11, 2007