Hijacking Banksy: using a contemporary art mystery to increase academic readership

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@article{22bb67990a424beeae37202ed0883b4f,
title = "Hijacking Banksy: using a contemporary art mystery to increase academic readership",
abstract = "In this article I examine the methodological and ethical rigor of a geographic profiling study and resulting article, published in 2016 in {"}Journal of Spatial Science{"}, which identifies by name a candidate for being the artist known as Banksy.I demonstrate that the article is characterized by a number of methodological flaws which fundamentally undermine the researchers’ basis for determining Banksy’s identity.On this background I argue that the researchers’ decision to include a specific name in the article is ethically problematic.",
keywords = "street art, street art world, graffiti, Banksy, street art studies, research ethics, geographic profiling, criminology, gadekunst, art, art history, gatukonst",
author = "Peter Bengtsen",
year = "2016",
month = "12",
language = "English",
volume = "2",
pages = "60--66",
journal = "Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal",
issn = "2183-3869",
publisher = "Urban Creativity",
number = "1",

}