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NCJ Number: 228497 Find in a Library
Title: Highlight: California University of Pennsylvania Opens Crime Mapping Center
Journal: Geography and Public Safety  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:February 2008  Pages:11-11
Author(s): Tom Mueller, Ph.D.
Date Published: February 2008
Page Count: 1
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article announces the opening of the California University of Pennsylvania Crime Mapping Center.
Abstract: The Crime Mapping Center opened following receipt of a 2004 U.S. Department of Justice grant by California University of Pennsylvania. The Crime Mapping Center has helped local police departments identify trends while helping students interested in law enforcement build their careers. The Center is equipped with Geographic Information System (GIS) technology, which allows students to complete weekly and monthly crime-mapping reports for rural police departments (Uniontown, Brownsville, Johnstown in southwest Pennsylvania). Students analyze crime data and show law enforcement officers the spatial patterns of crimes. The maps help police monitor crime in their jurisdictions. The university is hoping to expand its crime-mapping services to more police departments in the future.
Main Term(s): Geographic information systems (GIS)
Index Term(s): Geographic distribution of crime; Location specific crime; Pennsylvania; Rural policing
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