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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 233965     Find in a Library
Title: Geography and Public Safety: A Quarterly Bulletin of Applied Geography for the Study of Crime and Public Safety, Volume 2, Issue 4
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  Editor(s): Marian Haggard
  Journal: Geography & Public Safety  Volume:2  Issue:4  Dated:March 2011  Pages:1 to 16
Date Published: 03/2011
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This edition of Geography and Public Safety contains six articles dealing with the use of geography in the field of policing and public safety.
Abstract: The articles examine: Police Legitimacy and Predictive Policing which examines the validity behind predictive policing policies. The Predictive Policing Symposium: A Strategic Discussion presents a summary of predictive policing. Proactive Policing: Using Geographic Analysis to Fight Crime examines the benefits of using geospatial statistical analysis in policing. Experimenting with Future-Oriented Analysis at Crime Hot Spots in Minneapolis examines the use of predictive policing in Minneapolis’s policing efforts. Geospatial Technology Working Group (TWG): Meeting Report on Predictive Policing presents the results of the Geospatial TWG’s meeting in which the topic of predictive policing was discussed. Predicting Demand for Service for Future Developments presents a guideline for use in predicting future demand for police services. A listing of upcoming Geography and Public Safety Events is also included in the newsletter
Main Term(s): Crime analysis
Index Term(s): Prediction ; Analysis ; Geographic distribution of crime ; Crime patterns ; Crime prediction ; Criminality prediction ; Policing innovation ; Cluster analysis ; Automated crime analysis ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing ; Geographic information systems (GIS)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: For additional articles see NCJ-233966-71
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