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Mapping and Analysing Crime Data : Lessons from Research and Practice - Kate Bowers

Mapping and Analysing Crime Data

Lessons from Research and Practice

By: Kate Bowers (Editor)

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Published: 26th April 2001
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One of the key methods of reducing and dealing with criminal activity is to accurately gauge and then analyse the geographical distribution of crime (from small scale to large scale areas). Once the police and government know what areas suffer most from criminal activity they can assess why this is the case and then deal with it in the most effective way.
Crime mapping and the spatial analysis of crime data have become recognised as powerful tools for the study and control of crime. Much of the emerging demand for more information and detailed crime pattern analysis have been driven by legislative changes, such as the UK's new Crime and Disorder Act which has placed a joint statutory duty on Police Forces and Local Authorities to produce crime and disorder audits for their areas.
The book sets out methods used in the fields of Geographical Information Systems and highlights areas of best practice, examines the types of problems to which spatial crime analysis can be applied, reviews the capabilities and limitations of existing techniques, and explores the future directions of spatial crime analysis and the need for training. It centres on a series of case studies highlighting the experiences of academics and practitioners in agencies centrally involved in the partnership approach to crime prevention.
Practitioners and academics not only in the UK but also worldwide should be interested in the book as an up-to-date information resource and a practical guide.

Methods for automating the geographical analysis of crime incident data / Ian Turton and Stan Openshaw -- GIS and the journey to crime : an analysis of patterns in South Yorkshire / Andrew Costello and Paul Wiles -- Crime, repeat victimisation and GIS / Jerry H. Ratcliffe and Michael J. McCullagh -- Combating crime through partnership : examples of crime and disorder mapping solutions in London, UK / Spencer Chainey -- A GIS-linked database for monitoring repeat domestic burglary / Kate Bowers, Martin Newton and Richard Nutter -- Mapping out hazardous space for police work / James L. LeBeau -- GIS for spatial analysis of fire incidence : identification of social, economic and environmental risk indicators / Steven Merrall -- Tools in the spatial analysis of crime / Doug Williamson ... [et al.] -- The evolution of crime mapping in the United States : from the descriptive to the analytic / Nancy G. La Vigne and Elizabeth R. Groff -- What to do about it? Let's turn off our minds and GIS / Ken Pease -- Decision support in crime prevention : data analysis, policy evaluation and GIS / Alex Hirschfield.

ISBN: 9780203305867
ISBN-10: 0203305868
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 26th April 2001