Summary
Chapter 5: Synthesis and Applications

Chapter 5 has explained:

  • The characteristics of crime mapping for the new millennium.

  • How crime mapping can be applied to:

    • Criminal intelligence.

    • Crime prevention.

    • Courts and corrections.

    • Public information.

    • Resource allocation and planning.

  • Where to obtain a better understanding of census geography and analysis.

  • How crime mapping applications could be broadened to improve their effectiveness.

What's Next in Chapter 6?

  • Types of changes that may be expected in the next decade.
  • Geographic profiling.
  • High-resolution GIS.
  • The use of complex statistical methods in spatial forecasting.
  • Aerial photography.
  • How various kinds of data visualization can be integrated productively.
  • GIS and global positioning systems (GPS).
  • The possibility of limits to data access.
  • Applications of multimedia and integration technologies.

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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice, by Keith Harries, Ph.D., December 1999