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Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition

Author(s): Bryan Hill
Rebecca Paynich, PhD, Curry College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284028065
  • Product With Access Code    620 pages      © 2014
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A Revised and Updated Edition of a Bestselling GIS Text

Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition walks readers through the research, theories, and history of geographic information systems used in law enforcement. Practical, comprehensive, and highly accessible, the revised and updated second edition of this bestselling text explains the day-to-day application of crime analysis for mapping. The text is packed with relevant real-world scenarios that contextualize key concepts and reflect actual crime patterns, trends, and series. Students will develop the skills to analyze and synthesize information and transition classroom-based knowledge to careers in the fast-growing field of law enforcement. Special topics discussed include current basic mapping terminology, crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, geographic profiling, and empirical research using crime mapping tools.

The Second Edition incorporates all-new material, including new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, as well as all-new exercises using ArcGIS 10. Fundamentals of Crime Mapping, Second Edition helps to equip any practitioner of crime mapping and its related fields with the tools and understanding necessary to meet the challenges of the day.

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Features & Benefits

  • A revised appendix tutorial on Microsoft Excel 2010 for common analyses
  • Contains all-new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, including the Comptsat process, intelligence-led policing, and problem-oriented policing
  • Features new exercises using ArcGIS 10 along with a wealth of crime, traffic, calls for service, vehicle, and person data that can be used for developing additional custom exercises
  • Every new printed copy is packaged with full student access to the Navigate Companion Website, which features a variety of engaging study tools as well as additional exercises using ArcGIS 10 not found in the text
  • Accompanied by a full suite of ancillary materials, including PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, sample syllabus, Test Bank, and ArcGIS 10 and Excel 2007/2010 datasets

Applicable Courses

This text is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminal Justice or Geography titled:

  • Crime Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
  • Crime Analysis
  • Crime Mapping
  • Spatial Analysis of Crime
  • Special Topics
Section  I  Foundations and Theoretical Perspectives
  Chapter  1  Introduction to Crime Mapping
  Chapter  2  Social Disorganization and Social Efficacy
  Chapter  3  Environmental Criminology
  Chapter  4  Geography and Individual Decision Making: Victims and Offenders
  Chapter  5  Compstat, Policing Models and Methodologies
Section  II  Research and Crime Data
  Chapter  6  Research and Applications in Crime Mapping
  Chapter  7  Crime Mapping and Analysis Data
  Chapter  8  People and Places: Current Crime Trends
Section  III  Statistics and Analyses
  Chapter  9  A Brief Review of Statistics
  Chapter  10  Distance Analysis
  Chapter  11  Hot Spot Analysis
Section  IV  Mapping for Your Audience, Cartography, and the Future
  Chapter  12  Mapping for Your Audience
  Chapter  13  Basics of Cartography
  Chapter  14  Future Issues in Crime Mapping
  Appendix  I  Microsoft Excel: A Generic Primer for Crime Analysis
  Appendix  II  Exercises

Bryan Hill

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Rebecca Paynich, PhD-Curry College

Rebecca Paynich earned a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice (2000) and Ph.D. in Political Science (2003) from Washington State University, and currently teaches at Curry College, in Milton, MA. Dr. Paynich’s teaching skills take a generalist approach toward the Criminal Justice field. She holds classes in statistics, crime mapping, corrections, police, criminal justice ethics, criminology, criminal justice policy, and many others.

Dr. Paynich has been involved in several research projects throughout her academic career including work as a researcher on the Project Safe Neighborhood grant for the state of North Dakota. While her primary research interests revolve around law enforcement, she also does work in the areas of criminal justice theory and policy, and crime mapping. She has coauthored two books, Law Enforcement in the United States, Second Edition, and The Fundamentals of Crime Mapping: Principles and Practice. She has also published in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal and Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. She is married and has two children.

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ISBN-13: 9781284028065

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