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Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science


Computer Science


"Crime data analysis is difficult to undertake. There are continuous efforts to analyze crime and determine ways to combat crime but that task is a complex one. Additionally, the nature of a domestic violence crime is hard to detect and even more difficult to predict. Recently police have taken steps to better classify domestic violence cases. The problem is that there is nominal research into this category of crime, possibly due to its sensitive nature or lack of data available for analysis, and therefore there is little known about these crimes and how they relate to others. The objectives of this thesis are 1) develop an indirect association rule mining algorithm from a large, publicly available data set with a focus on crimes of the domestic violence nature 2) extend the indirect association rule mining algorithm for generating indirect association rules and determine its impact"--Leaf iv.