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

Bengtsen, Peter LU (2016) In Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal 2(1). p.60-66
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.
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street art, street art world, graffiti, Banksy, street art studies, research ethics, geographic profiling, criminology, gadekunst, art, art history, gatukonst
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Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal
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  author       = {Bengtsen, Peter},
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  pages        = {60--66},
  series       = {Street Art & Urban Creativity Scientific Journal},
  title        = {Hijacking Banksy : using a contemporary art mystery to increase academic readership},
  volume       = {2},
  year         = {2016},
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