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Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies

  • Michael Leitner

Part of the Geotechnologies and the Environment book series (GEOTECH, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamental Spatial Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Martin A. Andresen, Nicolas Malleson
      Pages 3-23
  3. Crime Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Alan T. Murray, Tony H. Grubesic, Elizabeth A. Mack, Ran Wei, Sergio J. Rey, Luc Anselin et al.
      Pages 51-71
  4. Crime Modeling

  5. Crime Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Sven Fuhrmann, Niem Tu Huynh, Ruojing Scholz
      Pages 319-337
    3. John D. Morgan, Philip E. Steinberg
      Pages 339-366
  6. Applications and Implementations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Elvia Martínez-Viveros, José I. Chapela, Amílcar Morales-Gamas, Camilo Caudillo-Cos, Rodrigo Tapia-McClung, Mario Ledesma et al.
      Pages 415-439
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-446

About this book

Introduction

Recent years in North America have seen a rapid development in the area of crime analysis and mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.
In 1996, the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) established the crime mapping research center (CMRC), to promote research, evaluation, development, and dissemination of GIS technology. The long-term goal is to develop a fully functional Crime Analysis System (CAS) with standardized data collection and reporting mechanisms, tools for spatial and temporal analysis, visualization of data and much more.  Among the drawbacks of current crime analysis systems is their lack of tools for spatial analysis.
For this reason, spatial analysts should research which current analysis techniques (or variations of such techniques) that have been already successfully applied to other areas (e.g., epidemiology, location-allocation analysis, etc.) can also be employed to the spatial analysis of crime data. This book presents a few of those cases.

Keywords

CMRC Crime Analysis Crime Analysis System Crime Mapping Crime Modeling GIS Geospatial Technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Leitner
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Geography & AnthropologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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