Michiko Kan's research while affiliated with Central Forensic Laboratory of the Police and other places

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Human behavior is characterized by inherent regularity, and previous studies have confirmed that criminal behavior is no exception. In particular, three distinguishable aspects of geographic offending behavior may be characterized by consistency: destination, distance, and direction. In this study, which focused on the aspect of direction, we carri...


... This pattern accords with crime pattern theory, and the general least-effort principle that assumes that the proximate destination will be preferred if the desirability of each destination is equal. Empirical studies (Haginoya, 2014;Haginoya et al., 2017;Kan, Haginoya, Hosokawa, Gamo, & Ishiuchi, 2016) have shown that the distance decay pattern of residential burglary clearly appears in Japan. ...