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NCJ Number: 229229 Find in a Library
Title: Why Neighborhoods Matter: The Importance of Geographic Composition
Journal: Geography & Public Safety  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:December 2009  Pages:1-2
Author(s): Ronald E. Wilson
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 2
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article from the Quarterly Bulletin of Applied Geography for the Study of Crime and Public Safety examines the importance of neighborhoods in community policing.
Abstract: As defined by the author, neighborhoods create and form communities and are the places where the everyday practices of life occur. This article examines the importance of neighborhoods and their relation to the development of communities and why this is important in combating crime. The author notes that the concept of neighborhoods is an important component of crime studies but has been used primarily from a sociological perspective. The use of neighborhoods from a geographical perspective can be very useful in crime studies. Delineating the geographical boundaries of neighborhoods allows local governments to take action and resolve problems using immediate and practical solutions. The author examines the use of geographical information systems (GIS) in identifying the boundaries of neighborhoods, and provides several examples of the use of technology for promoting the sense of a neighborhood. 2 notes
Main Term(s): Community policing
Index Term(s): Community relations; Geographic distribution of crime; Geographic information systems (GIS); Police effectiveness; Police-citizen interactions; Policing innovation; Problem-Oriented Policing
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