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NCJ Number: 211759 Find in a Library
Title: X Marks the Spot
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes services offered by the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC).
Abstract: The development of computerized crime mapping has been a major boon for law enforcement agencies, which used to rely on sticking colored pushpins into wall maps to analyze the geographic distribution of crime. To help support the efforts of law enforcement and corrections agencies interested in fully utilizing computerized crime mapping, NIJ opened the CMRC, which has an office in Washington, DC, and one in Colorado. The CMRC is developing many different types of training programs designed to develop knowledge about the capabilities of GIS and to demonstrate their usefulness for agency planning and management. Training format varies and includes seminars and workshops, as well as training via the Internet, on CD-ROM, and through distance learning. The CMRC also offers fellowships to researchers, practitioners, and academics in order to encourage cutting edge research on GIS from a host of experts. Contact information for the CMRC is offered.
Main Term(s): Geographic information systems (GIS); Training
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Science and Technology
Note: From TechBeat, Winter 1998; downloaded October 21, 2005.
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