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NCJ Number: 193465 Find in a Library
Title: Atlas of Crime: Mapping the Criminal Landscape
Editor(s): Linda S. Turnbull; Elaine Hallisey Hendrix; Borden D. Dent
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 288
Sponsoring Agency: Oryx Press
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57356-241-6
Sale Source: Oryx Press
4041 North Central at Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States of America
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this "atlas" of crime is to analyze and present distributions of specific crime types rather than label any particular place with a negative image; although the volume is designed to focus on national distributions of crime, the intent is to give the reader creative ideas for approaching the study of crime through illustrations on various scales.
Abstract: The atlas contains eight chapters, each of which includes several essays by experts and scholars in a particular crime specialty. The first chapter on the geographic history of crime contains a brief history of crime mapping. The second chapter deals with crimes of personal violence (homicide, assault, rape, and robbery), while the third chapter addresses crimes against property (burglary, auto theft, environmental crime, and computer crime). Subsequent chapters focus on family violence (child abuse and elder abuse), organized crime (gangs, drug trafficking, and prostitution), serial murder, domestic terrorism, hate crimes, and school violence. Final chapters discuss mental mapping by criminals, cognitive maps and fear of crime, police officers killed in the line of duty, community policing, crime scene analysis, and the use of geographic information systems for crime analysis. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Abused children; Assault and battery; Assaults on police; Burglary; Child abuse; Community policing; Computer mapping; Computer related crime; Crime analysis; Crime in schools; Crime patterns; Crime scene; Crimes against children; Crimes against the elderly; Domestic assault; Domestic terrorism; Drug law offenses; Elder Abuse; Environmental offenses; Gangs; Geographic distribution of crime; Hate Crimes; Homicide; Motor Vehicle Theft; Organized crime; Police deaths; Property crimes; Prostitution; Rape; Robbery; Serial murders; United States of America; Violent crimes
Note: See NCJ-193466-493 for additional chapters.
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