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Analyzing Crime Patterns
Frontiers of Practice
by Victor Goldsmith Philip G. McGuire John H. Mollenkopf Timothy A. Ross

RRP €62.40

Analyzing Crime Patterns
Frontiers of Practice
by Author Name Victor Goldsmith, Philip G. McGuire, John H. Mollenkopf, Timothy A. Ross

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List Price:62.40
Format: Paperback, 254 x 178 x 10mm, 200pp
Publication date: 01 Nov 1999
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN-13: 9780761919414


This volume shows how state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS), used to display patterns of crime to stimulate effective strategies and decision-making, are revolutionizing urban law enforcement. The contributors present expert information for understanding and successfully employing the latest technologies in this field.


PART ONE: INTRODUCTION: OPERATIONAL IMPERATIVES AND INTELLECTUAL CAUTIONARY TALES Using a Geographic Information System for Tactical Crime Analysis - Philip Canter The NYPD COMPSTAT Process - Philip G McGuire Mapping for Analysis, Evaluation and Accountability Filter, Fears and Photos - Keith Harries Speculations and Explorations in the Geography of Crime The Spatial Analysis of Crime - Charles Swartz What Social Scientists Have Learned PART TWO: ANALYZING CRIME HOT SPOTS IN NEW YORK Finding Crime Hot Spots through Repeat Address Mapping - John E Eck, Jeffrey Gersh and Charlene Taylor Exploratory Data Analysis of Crime Patterns - Sanjoy Chakravorty and William V Pelfrey Preliminary Findings from the Bronx Identifying Crime Hot Spots Using Kernel Smoothing - Sara McLafferty, Doug Williamson and Philip G McGuire The Utility of Standard Deviation Ellipses for Evaluating Hot Spots - Robert H Langworthy and Eric S Jefferis PART THREE: CRIME AND FACILITIES Crime, Space and Place - Thomas Kamber, John H Mollenkopf and Timothy A Ross An Analysis of Crime Patterns in Brooklyn Crime in Public Housing - Jeffrey Fagan and Garth Davies Two-Way Diffusion Effects in Surrounding Neighborhoods The Bronx and Chicago - Carolyn Rebecca Block and Richard Block Street Robbery in the Environs of Rapid Transit Stations Schools and Crime - Dennis W Roncek PART FOUR: TOOLS FOR SPATIAL ANALYSIS Evaluating Statistical Software for Analyzing Crime Patterns and Trends - Victor Goldsmith et al

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  • Illustrations: black & white illustrations