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NCJ Number: 157270 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Analysis Through Computer Mapping
Corporate Author: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
United States of America
Editor(s): C R Block; M Dabdoub; S Fregly
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 298
Sponsoring Agency: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Washington, DC 20036
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878734-34-2
Sale Source: Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 930
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These 25 papers explain the use of computer mapping in crime analysis and its application in police decisionmaking.
Abstract: An introduction notes that the development of computer techniques of spatial analysis useful to police is in its initial stages and that these models should have clear, logical structures; be operational; and make sense based on actual experience. Additional papers focus on the importance of considering crime displacement in the response stage as well as the assessment stage of problem-oriented policing, the concept of hot-spot areas as a statistical tool for law enforcement decisions, spatial patterns related to suicide, and specific techniques used in computer mapping. Further papers discuss the integration of crime mapping with computer-aided dispatch and records management systems, the development of a tactical early warning system on a small- city budget, the use of crime mapping to analyze drug markets, and the use of geographical analysis to support community policing. Case examples, figures, footnotes, and chapter reference lists
Main Term(s): Computer aided operations; Computer mapping
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime displacement
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