Geographic Information Systems And Crime Analysis, 1st Edition

  • Fahui Wang
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  • ISBN-10: 159140455X
  • ISBN-13: 9781591404552
  • DDC: 363.25
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 345 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released December 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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This book features a diverse array of GIS applications in crime analysis, from general issues such as GIS as a communication process and inter-jurisdictional data sharing to specific applications in tracking serial killers and predicting juvenile violence.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title page.
Copyright Page.
Geographic Information Systems and Crime Analysis.
1: GIS and Data Sharing.
2: GIS as a Communication Process: Experiences from the Milwaukee COMPASS Project.
3: Interjurisdictional Law Enforcement Data Sharing Issues: Benefits of the Use of Geo-Spatial Technologies and Barriers to More Widespread Cooperation.
4: Data Issues in Crime Studies.
5: Garbage In, Garbage Out: Geocoding Accuracy and Spatial Analysis of Crime.
6: Disaggregating the Journey to Homicide.
7: Constructing Geographic Areas for Analysis of Homicide in Small Populations: Testing Herding-Culture-of-Honor Proposition.
8: Geographic Profiling.
9: Geographic Profiling for Serial Crime Investigation.
10: Single Incident Geographical Profiling.
11: Geographic Profiling and Spatial Analysis of Serial Homicides.
12: Crime Monitoring and Tracking.
13: Geographic Surveillance of Crime Frequencies in Small Areas.
14: Application of Tracking Signals to Detect Time Series Pattern Changes in Crime Mapping Systems.
15: Integrating GIS, GPS and MIS on the Web: EMPACT in Florida.
16: New Methods and Technologies.
17: Simulating Crime Events and Crime Patterns in a RA/CA Model.
18: Integrating GIS and Maximal Covering Models to Determine Optimal Police Patrol Areas.
19: Web GIS for Mapping Community Crime Rates: Approaches and Challenges.
20: Identifying “Hot Link” between Crime and Crime-Related Locations.
21: Remote Sensing and Spatial Statistics as Tools in Crime Analysis.
22: Crime and Community Characteristics.
23: Routine Activities of Youth and Neighborhood Violence: Spatial Modeling of Place, Time, and Crime.
24: Measuring Crime in and around Public Housing Using GIS.
About the Authors.