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Mapping Crime: Principle and Practice

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Date Published
December 1999
204 pages
This is an introduction to the science of crime mapping, visualizing crime data through the medium of maps.
The volume is divided into six chapters, each with a summary section. The chapters, with selected sub-categories, are: (1) Context and Concepts (mapping as art, science and abstraction of reality, map elements, other theoretical perspectives, cartograms); (2) What Crime Maps Do and How They Do It (examples of thematic maps, exploratory spatial data analysis, map design); (3) Maps That Speak to the Issues (maps in support of community oriented policing and problem oriented policing, courts and corrections, community organizations); (4) Mapping Crime and Geographic Information Systems (the GIS revolution and GIS perspective, geocoding, how to create new indicators); (5) Synthesis and Applications (Synthesis 2000, mapping applications for the millennium, crime analysis and the census); and (6) Crime Mapping Futures (geographic profiling, digital aerial photography in policing, the integration of GIS and GPS). Figures, notes, tables, references, appendix, index

Date Published: December 1, 1999