Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition walks readers through the research, theories, and history of geographic information systems used in law enforcement. Practical, comprehensive, and highly accessible, the revised and updated second edition of this bestselling text explains the day-to-day application of crime analysis for mapping. The text is packed with relevant real-world scenarios that contextualize key concepts and reflect actual crime patterns, trends, and series. Students will develop the skills to analyze and synthesize information and transition classroom-based knowledge to careers in the fast-growing field of law enforcement. Special topics discussed include current basic mapping terminology, crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, geographic profiling, and empirical research using crime mapping tools. The Second Edition incorporates all-new material, including new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, as well as all-new exercises using ArcGIS 10. Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition helps to equip any practitioner of crime mapping and its related fields with the tools and understanding necessary to meet the challenges of the day.

Section One: Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 1: Introduction to Crime Mapping Chapter 2: Social Disorganization and Social Efficacy Chapter 3: Environmental Criminology Chapter 4: Geography and Individual Decision Making: Victims and Offenders Chapter 5: Compstat, Policing Models and Methodologies Section Two: Research and Crime Data Chapter 6: Research and Applications in Crime Mapping Chapter 7: Crime Mapping and Analysis Data Chapter 8: People and Places: Current Crime Trends Section Three: Statistics and Analyses Chapter 9: A Brief Review of Statistics Chapter 10: Distance Analysis Chapter 11: Hot Spot Analysis Section Four: Mapping for Your Audience, Cartography, and the Future Chapter 12: Mapping for Your Audience Chapter 13: Basics of Cartography Chapter 14: Future Issues in Crime Mapping Appendix I Microsoft Excel: A Generic Primer for Crime Analysis Appendix II Exercises

(9781284028065)

SKU 9781284028065
Author Name Bryan Hill, Hill,Bryan, A01
Publisher Jones & Bartlett
Imprint Jones & Bartlett

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