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Visualization of criminal careers
Author(s): Brian J. Francis; John Pritchard
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the issues on visualizing an individual careers, considering the problem as a particular example of an event history. The even history is displayed as a pencil- like multi-faceted object in 2D or 3D space, with changes of states being represented by changes in color texture or height. The extension of these ideas to viewing many criminal histories is then described. The Lexis diagram provides a suitable paradigm and is used to position the pencils in space. The resulting graphical representation is closely related to the ideas of Bertin.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3960, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII, (28 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378885
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Brian J. Francis, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)
John Pritchard, Lancaster Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3960:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VII
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Craig M. Wittenbrink, Editor(s)

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