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Analyzing Crime Patterns
Frontiers of Practice



January 2000 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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
Philip Canter
Using a Geographic Information System for Tactical Crime Analysis
Philip G McGuire
The NYPD COMPSTAT Process
Mapping for Analysis, Evaluation and Accountability  
Keith Harries
Filter, Fears and Photos
Speculations and Explorations in the Geography of Crime  
Charles Swartz
The Spatial Analysis of Crime
What Social Scientists Have Learned  
 
PART TWO: ANALYZING CRIME HOT SPOTS IN NEW YORK
John E Eck, Jeffrey Gersh and Charlene Taylor
Finding Crime Hot Spots through Repeat Address Mapping
Sanjoy Chakravorty and William V Pelfrey
Exploratory Data Analysis of Crime Patterns
Preliminary Findings from the Bronx  
Sara McLafferty, Doug Williamson and Philip G McGuire
Identifying Crime Hot Spots Using Kernel Smoothing
Robert H Langworthy and Eric S Jefferis
The Utility of Standard Deviation Ellipses for Evaluating Hot Spots
 
PART THREE: CRIME AND FACILITIES
Thomas Kamber, John H Mollenkopf and Timothy A Ross
Crime, Space and Place
An Analysis of Crime Patterns in Brooklyn  
Jeffrey Fagan and Garth Davies
Crime in Public Housing
Two-Way Diffusion Effects in Surrounding Neighborhoods  
Carolyn Rebecca Block and Richard Block
The Bronx and Chicago
Street Robbery in the Environs of Rapid Transit Stations  
Dennis W Roncek
Schools and Crime
 
PART FOUR: TOOLS FOR SPATIAL ANALYSIS
Victor Goldsmith et al
Evaluating Statistical Software for Analyzing Crime Patterns and Trends

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