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  NCJ Number: NCJ 178919  Add to Shoppping Cart  
  Title: Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice
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  Author(s): Keith Harries Ph.D.
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 204
  Annotation: This is an introduction to the science of crime mapping, visualizing crime data through the medium of maps.
  Abstract: The volume is divided into six chapters, each with a summary section. The chapters, with selected sub-categories, are: (1) Context and Concepts (mapping as art, science and abstraction of reality, map elements, other theoretical perspectives, cartograms); (2) What Crime Maps Do and How They Do It (examples of thematic maps, exploratory spatial data analysis, map design); (3) Maps That Speak to the Issues (maps in support of community oriented policing and problem oriented policing, courts and corrections, community organizations); (4) Mapping Crime and Geographic Information Systems (the GIS revolution and GIS perspective, geocoding, how to create new indicators); (5) Synthesis and Applications (Synthesis 2000, mapping applications for the millennium, crime analysis and the census); and (6) Crime Mapping Futures (geographic profiling, digital aerial photography in policing, the integration of GIS and GPS). Figures, notes, tables, references, appendix, index
  Main Term(s): Criminology
  Index Term(s): Statistical analysis ; Crime surveys ; Crime Statistics ; Geographic distribution of crime ; Crime patterns ; Photography techniques ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing ; Geographic information systems (GIS) ; NIJ final report
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-LB-VX-0009
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  Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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