In collaboration with Claire Nee (University of Portsmouth) and Jean-Louis van Gelder (NSCR) the Network Institute Tech Labs are creating a virtual environment to study the behaviour of burglars. The next study using this state-of-the-art environment will involve real offenders currently serving prison time in the UK.
Claire Nee was recently interviewed by the BBC about her research and how virtual reality helps understanding the burglar’s behaviour.
“The house we’re robbing isn’t real; it’s on a computer screen, part of a virtual reality program that I can control with a mouse. It’s the latest tool that Nee, a forensic psychologist at the University of Portsmouth, has been using to try to get inside the minds of burglars.”