Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping

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SAGE, Jul 8, 2005 - Social Science - 301 pages
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Crime analysis is an emerging profession in policing and a growing topic of interest in the criminal justice field. Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping, one of the first texts to introduce crime analysis and crime mapping to an undergraduate audience, is enriched by author Rachel Boba's unique perspective as a current professor and former crime analyst. The book offers a thorough introduction to the field as well as guidelines for its practice, making it a useful asset for current and future crime analysts and police practitioners as well as for students.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the field as well as guidelines for its practice that will be valuable to professionals and students alike
  • Features the most comprehensive introductory overview of crime analysis and mapping available
  • Presents key concepts, definitions, and relevant criminological theory as well as methods and techniques of tactical, strategic, and administrative crime analysis
  • Includes end-of-chapter exercises and instructor materials, as well as a CD with crime analysis software, data and exercises, to explicate key concepts
  • References useful Internet sites that complement the topics discussed in the text

Intended Audience

Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, GIS, Geography, and Sociology. This book will also be of interest to current and future crime analysts and other police practitioners. In addition, it is valuable for practitioner training in crime analysis and crime mapping.

Professors: For a sample syllabus, please go to 'sample chapters and materials' at left. For a chapter-by-chapter exam guide, please contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 (6am - 5pm PT). Subject to verification of textbook adoption.

We'd like to thank our reviewers for this text, all of whom contributed to the high quality of this book. They are:

Hank Brightman, Saint Peter's College
Sutham Cheurprakobkit, Kennesaw State University
Bill Van Cleve, California State University, Fullerton
Donald Dixon, CSU Sacramento
Gene Evans, Camden County College
Bob Feliciano, Rio Hondo Community College
Laurie Garo, University of North Carolina
James W. Golden, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
David R. Karp, Skidmore College
Leslie Kennedy, Rutgers University
Christopher Maxwell, Michigan State University
Jon'a F. Meyer, Rutgers University
Kurt Nelson, Clackamas Community College
April Pattavina, University of Massachusetts at Lowell

Many thanks for all of your help making this project a reality!


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The Crime Analysis Profession
Introduction to Crime Mapping
Theory and Crime Analysis
Crime Analysis Data
Crime Analysis Technology
Tactical Crime Analysis
Describing Analyzing and Disseminating Known Patterns
Strategic Crime Analysis
Temporal Analysis
Spatial Analysis
Strategic Crime Analysis Products
Administrative Crime Analysis
Sample Problem Analysis Project

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Rachel Boba Santos is an associate professor at Florida Atlantic University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She works with police departments and conducts research on police accountability, the effectiveness of crime reduction efforts by police, and crime analysis.

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