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Mapping and analysing crime data : lessons from research and practice

Author: Alex Hirschfield; Kate Bowers
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using a series of case studies this multidisciplinary book highlights the experiences of academics and practitioners to provide a much needed position statement of current practice in the mapping and analysis of crime date in the UK. It covers experiences of crime mapping and spatial analysis of crime data by agencies centrally involved in delivering a partnership approach to crime prevention. There are also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Hirschfield; Kate Bowers
ISBN: 074840922X 9780748409228
OCLC Number: 44713040
Description: xxv, 274 pages, <4> pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Methods for automating the geographical analysis of crime incident data / Ian Turton and Stan Openshaw --
GIS and the journey to crime : an analysis of patterns in South Yorkshire / Andrew Costello and Paul Wiles --
Crime, repeat victimisation and GIS / Jerry H. Ratcliffe and Michael J. McCullagh --
Combating crime through partnership : examples of crime and disorder mapping solutions in London, UK / Spencer Chainey --
A GIS-linked database for monitoring repeat domestic burglary / Kate Bowers, Martin Newton and Richard Nutter --
Mapping out hazardous space for police work / James L. LeBeau --
GIS for spatial analysis of fire incidence : identification of social, economic and environmental risk indicators / Steven Merrall --
Tools in the spatial analysis of crime / Doug Williamson [and others] --
The evolution of crime mapping in the United States : from the descriptive to the analytic / Nancy G. La Vigne and Elizabeth R. Groff --
What to do about it? Let's turn off our minds and GIS / Ken Pease --
Decision support in crime prevention : data analysis, policy evaluation and GIS / Alex Hirschfield.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Hirschfield and Kate Bowers.
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The book sets out methods used in the field of Geographical Information Systems and highlights areas of best practice, examines the types of problems to which spatial crime analysis can be applied  Read more...

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