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NCJ Number: 193803 Find in a Library
Title: Strategy for Enhancing the Design and Analytical Potential of Mapping in Criminal Justice Operations & Research, Final Report
Author(s): James L. LeBeau Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Southern Illinois University
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Grant Number: 97-LB-VX-0002
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The project described involved advising and training the staff of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ's) Crime Mapping Research Center (CMRC) in learning the basic concepts of geography and cartography; using cartographic and spatial analytic application in criminal justice; conducting research and developing specific mapping applications; disseminating information about mapping and spatial analysis; and networking with the organizations that provide resources for mapping and spatial analysis.
Abstract: The goals of this collaboration were to increase the utility of computerized mapping for criminal justice and to position NIJ as an authority and source of guidance in mapping and spatial analysis in criminal justice. The onsite phase of this fellowship project began on June 2, 1997, and was completed on August 21, 1997. Implementation of the project involved the use of staff seminars, the use of three textbooks, working individually with CMRC and NIJ personnel, the testing of new mapping software, the dissemination of information, and networking. In reporting on the achievement of project goals, the author advises that the first goal, to increase the utility of computerized mapping for criminal justice, could not be assessed due to lack of a formal evaluation mechanism. The second goal -- to position NIJ as an authority and source of guidance in mapping and spatial analysis in criminal justice -- was achieved. In promoting mapping research and applications, NIJ has become an international authority on mapping and spatial analysis in criminal justice. Attached listing of cartographic resources on the Internet
Main Term(s): Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Automated crime analysis; Computer mapping; Computer software; Geographic information systems (GIS); National Institute of Justice (NIJ); NIJ final report; Technical assistance resources
Note: Dataset may be archived by the NIJ Data Resources Program at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
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