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ISBN-10 0135047110ISBN-13 9780135047118
ISBN-10 0205609457ISBN-13 9780205609451
Author(s): Derek J. Paulsen; Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 360

This first-of-its-kind text provides comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical aspects of crime mapping as well as hands-on instruction in the practical use of GIS for the spatial analyses of crime data.

The last five years have seen a dramatic increase in law enforcement agencies that are using GIS and crime mapping, and the federal government has boosted support to law enforcement agencies conducting crime mapping. The demand for crime mapping education and training continues to grow, but a void has existed in textbook materials to support these training efforts—until now.

Crime Mapping and Spatial Aspects of Crime, 2/e is the first text specifically designed to teach the theoretical and practical aspects of mapping for criminal justice purposes. First, the text provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and empirical realities of the spatial aspects of crime. Second, the text provides students with the practical tools necessary to conduct effective crime mapping and spatial analyses of crime. This text covers the most current, state-of-the-art uses for GIS in the criminal justice system, theoretical aspects of the geography of crime and practical instruction, and exercises on how to use GIS to conduct crime mapping and spatial analysis of crime.