GIS and Crime Mapping / Edition 1

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"This book combines the topics of theoretical principles, GIS, analytical techniques, data processing solutions, information sharing, problem-solving approaches, map design, and organisational structures for using crime mapping for policing and crime reduction. Delivered in an accessible style, topics are covered in a manner that underpins crime mapping use in the three broad areas of operations, tactics and strategy." This book is essential reading for crime analysts and other professionals working in intelligence roles in law enforcement or crime reduction, at the local, regional and national government levels. It is also an excellent reference for undergraduate and Masters students taking courses in GIS, Geomatics, Crime Mapping, Crime Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Mapping and the criminal justice environment 13
3 The basics of crime mapping 37
4 Spatial theories of crime 79
5 Spatial statistics for crime analysis 115
6 Identifying crime hotspots 145
7 Mapping crime with local community data 183
8 Mapping and analysing change over time 223
9 Mapping for operational police activities 257
10 Tactical and investigative crime mapping applications 287
11 Policing the causes of crime 323
12 Crime map cartography 353
13 The management and organisation of crime mapping services 389
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