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NCJ Number: 183202 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Crime Mapping Case Studies: Successes in the Field, Volume 2
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Crime Mapping Research Ctr
United States of America
Editor(s): Nancy G. LaVigne; Julie Wartell
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 149
Sponsoring Agency: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC, 20030
US Dept of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Crime Mapping Research Ctr
Washington, DC 20531
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-71-1
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC, 20030
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Collected Work
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this volume is to disseminate examples representing best practices of Geographic Information System (GIS) use in criminal justice.
Abstract: Submissions were carefully screened for both quality of presentation and permit, and successful submissions demonstrated a measurable impact on criminal justice outcomes or practices. From applications that involve creating maps to assess the impact of a drug crackdown to selecting sites for street closed circuit televisions, GIS is demonstrated as a valuable analytical tool. Examples are cited of how GIS can be used to predict the likely time and location of a serial offender's next crime, determine optimum locations for checkpoints to prevent construction site theft, and direct police resources to achieve the greatest possible impact on gun violence. In addition, GIS applications are described that focus on campus crime reduction through high-definition mapping, environmental design and neighborhood problem-solving, Neighborhood Watch programs, breaking alibis through cell phone mapping, crime series analysis to apprehend violent robbers, prediction of residential burglaries, gang prevention, police redistricting, sex offender registrant compliance, and civil gang injunction enforcement. Figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Block watch; Campus crime; Closed circuit television (CCTV); Community crime prevention programs; Crime analysis; Crime Control Programs; Crime prevention measures; Drug prevention programs; Environmental design; Gang Prevention; Physical crime prevention; Police crime-prevention; Residential security; Robbery; Science and Technology; Sex offenders; Violence prevention
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