CEO, Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi
CEO, John Walker Crime Trends Analysis
In a nutshell, John Walker’s career began with rocket science, and descended into a life of crime, drugs and moneylaundering.
In his early career he developed mathematical models for space research, air, sea and land transportation analysis, and regional economic development. It was a decision to research the impacts of crime on patterns of regional development that led to fifteen years’ research with the Australian Institute of Criminology, followed by over 25 years as an independent consultant crime trends analyst. While at the AIC, he recognised the importance of addressing the economics of crime, including the costs to the community and the generation of income to criminals. This led to the development of Leontief-type models as the basis of the two main threads of his career: – forecasting trends in crime for modelling future demand for criminal justice system resources, and the much-referenced Walker Gravity Model for estimating the proceeds of crime and the extent and distribution of money laundering.
He has been described as a pioneer in the application of data analysis and modelling to criminology, the criminal justice system, and social issues such as homelessness. Among his clients have been the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the IMF, the EU and the World Bank as well as a host of Australian and other countries’ law enforcement and justice agencies. He has taught or conducted research with the Australian Universities of Melbourne, Wollongong and Western Sydney, the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), the Universities of Trento and the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), and the Peoples Public Security University (China).
Forecasting trends in crime for modelling future demand for criminal justice system resources:
The Walker Gravity Model for estimating the proceeds of crime and the extent and distribution of money laundering:
CEO, Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi
Carnegie Mellon University
Researcher and PhD Candidate, Maryland University; Researcher, Ideas for Peace Foundation & Director, C-Analysis applied Criminology
Head, Rapid Response Assessment Unit
Professor of Criminology, Cardiff University
Postdoc Researcher, Utrecht University
Marie Curie Research Fellow, European University Institute
Chief Operating Officer, Pryon, Inc.
Head of Asia Policy, United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid