There currently remain 152,148 warrants in the database of the Royal Thai Police (data as of 28 March, 2013, Royal Thai Police, 2013). This staggering amount of remaining warrants reflects the high number of wrongdoers on the loose. The prominence of the aforementioned problem has led to the study on escape behavior of warranted suspects. This research is conducted by means of both qualitative research, via in-depth interview of ten experts specialising in catching suspects on the basis of the warrants, and quantitative research by means of the data compiled in 2012 by the Investigation Division, Samut Prakarn Provincial Police, of successful arrests on warranted suspects. The researcher will employ all the data in order to find out where warranted suspects fled to following acts of crime. The experts have opined that the main point about escape behaviour is not how the suspects escape, but how they live their lives following the acts of crime. The most important information leading to suspect arrests is social security information which details his new occupation. The second most important is the suspect's financial activities, with the third being his telephone usage and other service records like medical care, utilities, electricity, water, food order, as well as cable TV viewing having secondary significance. Meanwhile, the main obstacles associated with the arrests of warranted suspects are the insufficient number of investigators and more importantly, the lack of the application of relevant technologies to facilitate the officers' operations. Therefore, the researcher suggests that technological innovation be introduced to analyse the probabilities of suspect location. This will be in the form of the software "The innovative arrest warrant tracking system", which is based on artificial intelligence. Bayesian networks will also be applied in complex computing to assist with the arrests of numerous warranted suspects in Thailand.
Jirabhop Bhuridej, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Peraphon Sophatsathit, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Achara Chandrachai, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Stream: Ethics; Religion; Philosophy
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