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Geography and Public Safety: A Quarterly Bulletin of Applied Geography for the Study of Crime and Public Safety, Volume 2, Issue 2

NCJ Number
229228
Date Published
Author(s)
National Institute of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
Annotation
This quarterly bulletin from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, examines various issues regarding the importance of neighborhoods in combating crime and solving other public safety problems.
Abstract
This quarterly bulletin of Applied Geography for the Study of Crime and Public Safety contains several articles that address various issues regarding the importance of neighborhoods in community oriented policing. The articles examine: why neighborhoods matter – the importance of geographic composition; why place matters to police; the sources used by the Baltimore County Police Department to define neighborhoods; the use of situational policing; applying community policing tapestry data to public safety; improving police response to citizens’ questions about public safety; an overview of the Socioeconomic Mapping and Resource Topography (SMART) System; news briefs from police departments around the country; and a listing of upcoming geography and public safety events.
Date Created: January 4, 2010