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NCJ Number: 170277 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Mapping and Crime Prevention
Editor(s): D Weisburd; T McEwen
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 431
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
Publication Number: ISBN 1-881798-08-9
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the role of crime mapping in crime prevention programs.
Abstract: The contributions in this book demonstrate the important role that crime maps have begun to play in crime prevention theory and applications. The individual chapters provide information concerning: (1) the geoarchive as an information foundation for community policing; (2) using geographical tools with interagency work groups to develop and implement crime control strategies; (3) crime mapping and information sharing in police departments; (4) geographic information systems and crime analysis; (5) comparative perceptions of dangerous places; (6) mapping gangs and gang violence; (7) mapping crime for analytic purposes; (8) mapping out repeat-address burglary alarms and burglaries; (9) artificial neural networks and crime mapping; (10) SMART mapping for law enforcement settings: integrating GIS and GPS for dynamic, near-real-time applications and analysis; and (11) mapping theories with data. Notes, references, tables, figures, appendix, index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Artificial intelligence; Community policing; Computer crime prevention measures; Computer mapping; Computer simulation; Crime patterns; Crime prevention measures; Demographic analysis of crime; Gangs; Geographic distribution of crime; Photographic mapping; Photography techniques; Science and Technology; Techniques
Note: Crime Prevention Studies Volume 8
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