In the Third Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping author Rachel Boba Santos continues to provide a basic introduction to the field of crime analysis for students and practitioners, covering its history, key concepts, data, and techniques. Instead of focusing on specific technology or the use of it, the text focuses on fundamental concepts and their practical application as well as illustrative examples. As the only introductory core text book for crime analysis, this comprehensive text is used across the country to provide a foundation for students looking to enter the field as well as is the book that every crime analyst should read and have on the shelf for review and reference.
Author: Rachel Boba Santos
Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping, 2nd Edition provides a basic introduction to crime analysis with crime mapping data and techniques for students and practitioners. Instead of focusing on specific technology or the use of it, the text focuses on concepts and practical examples of the concepts. As the only introductory core text book for crime analysis and mapping, this comprehensive text is one that every crime analyst should read and have on his or her shelf for review and reference. The 2nd Edition includes the following: A new preface outlines the purpose and intended market for the book A new chapter (3) links the previous theory chapter to the practice of crime prevention in policing and provides justification for the importance and role of crime analysis in policing A new chapter (9) discusses how patterns can be used by police and uses those concepts to walk students through the identification of meaningful and useful patterns A brief new chapter (15) concludes the text and provides a review of how crime analysis fits into policing and crime prevention, its importance, improvements that can be made, and the future of the profession An expanded discussion of the various types of technology for crime analysis and additional examples of how they can be used. Also included will be a broader discussion of GIS and GPS. A discussion of the problem-solving process used in policing provides more theoretical and practical context to the process of developing hypotheses and conducting analyses based on these hypotheses. A brief student study site takes the place of the original bound-in CD-Rom, and provides a link to the ATAC Software, exercise files, police reports, and journal articles An Instructor’s Resource CD-Rom will provide chapter outlines, PowerPoint slides for each chapter, a sample syllabus, sample exams, and a test bank of multiple-choice and true/false questions (all created by the author)
Author: Rachel Boba
Publisher: Sage Publications
Category: Social Science
Crime analysis is an emerging profession in policing and a growing topic of interest in the criminal justice field. This 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.
Author: Rachel Boba,Rachel Boba Santos
Category: Social Science
Facts101 is your complete guide to Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
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.
Author: Bryan Hill,Rebecca Paynich
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Successfully analyze crime at any level of law enforcement! This book is a practical resource guide for the development of crime analysis in local law enforcement. The tragedy of September 11, 2001, has raised awareness on how crucial it is to analyze information and intelligence. Smaller agencies that cannot financially justify hiring a full-time analyst will find strategies and techniques to teach officers the methods of analysis. Introduction to Crime Analysis: Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice provides basic tools and step-by-step directions that will improve the skills and knowledge of new crime analysts. From the editors: “Military strategists have used analysis for centuries; it makes sense to know as much as possible about the enemy and about the conditions and causes of a situation if we hope to institute any kind of significant change for the better. Career criminals are the enemies of a community's well being. Now that advances in information technology give us the means and methods to fully examine and find meaningful knowledge in the vast amounts of existing information on crimes and criminals, we have an obligation to use our technological strength to protect innocent people. Systematic crime analysis as a law enforcement and public safety asset has become not only possible, but also truly necessary as a weapon in the war against crime.” Along with defining the various roles of the crime analyst, Introduction to Crime Analysis demonstrates how to: improve the personal skills necessary to make you a good crime analyst successfully work through the five stages—collection, collation, analysis, dissemination, and feedback and evaluation—of analysis select the appropriate crime mapping software for your agency evaluate the usefulness of your crime analysis products benefit from email discussion groups and professional associations create a crime analysis unit-including policies and procedures as well as marketing and funding This clearly written resource includes case studies, figures, and appendixes that will simplify the learning process. Links to Internet pages also offer resources and information beneficial to both new and experienced crime analysts. Introduction to Crime Analysis will benefit crime analysts, police officers, intelligence analysts, community groups focused on crime prevention, criminal justice students, and police departments and sheriff’s agencies.
Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice
Author: Deborah Osborne,Susan Wernicke
With topics ranging from armed robbery in L.A. to murder in Miami, this atlas provides a unique collection of maps and essays, presenting a comprehensive and multi-faceted picture of crime in the United States. Blending current trends with history, "Atlas of Crime" stands out for its coverage of critical topics such as school violence, hate crimes, domestic terrorism, rape, capital punishment, and more. This outstanding resource includes approximately 170 graphics (maps, charts, and tables), and at least 30 original essays from 32 contributors.
Mapping the Criminal Landscape
Author: Linda S. Turnbull,Elaine Hallisey Hendrix,Borden D. Dent
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Fundamentals of Crime Mapping introduces the topic of crime mapping and the history of GIS in law enforcement. This valuable text includes a workbook for hands-on instruction. Special topics discussed include: an up-to-date discussion of the current crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, the notion of geographic profiling, empirical research using crime mapping tools, basic mapping terminology, and more!
Author: Rebecca Paynich,Bryan Hill
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Research has shown that the majority of crimes are committed by persistent or serial offenders, with as little as seven percent of offenders accounting for approximately 60 percent of all crimes. By focusing police efforts on these prolific offenders and learning to identify, analyze, and resolve the crimes they commit, the law enforcement community can protect and defend the public much more effectively. Tactical Crime Analysis: Research and Investigation provides a comprehensive discussion on both the theoretical and practical aspects of crime series analysis, making it a critical resource for those engaged in crime prevention and investigation. Appropriate for all levels Written by a distinctive team of authors, each of whom combine academic credibility, police experience, and years of analytical success, this manual is designed for the novice, the working professional, and the veteran crime analyst. It provides an introduction to the realities of tactical crime analysis, assists current analysts in further developing their professional skills, and offers advanced insight for experts. Covering all aspects of serial crime investigation, the book explores: Major problems and issues within serial crime Offender spatial behavior Linkage analysis Investigative techniques Geographic profiling Next event forecasting Supplemental materials to enhance the text This multi-faceted resource includes an interview with a serial offender, case studies of solved serial crimes, and an accompanying website with supplemental material. An important addition to the reference shelf of analytical professionals, this resource provides a revealing glimpse into the machinations of the serial offender.
Research and Investigation
Author: Derek J. Paulsen,Sean Bair,Dan Helms
Publisher: CRC Press
In recent years, the fields of crime analysis and environmental criminology have grown in prominence for their advancements made in understanding crime. This book offers a theoretical and methodological introduction to crime analysis, covering the main techniques used in the analysis of crime and the foundation of crime mapping. Coverage includes discussions of: The development of crime analysis and the profession of the crime analyst, The theoretical roots of crime analysis in environmental criminology, Pertinent statistical methods for crime analysis, Spatio-temporal applications of crime analysis, Crime mapping and the intersection of crime analysis and police work, Future directions for crime analysis. Packed with case studies and including examples of specific problems faced by crime analysts, this book offers the perfect introduction to the analysis and investigation of crime. It is essential reading for students taking courses on crime analysis, crime mapping, crime prevention, and environmental criminology. A companion website offers further resources for students, including flashcards and video and website links. For instructors, it includes chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides.
Data, Analyses, and Mapping
Author: Jeffery T. Walker,Grant R. Drawve
Category: Social Science
The growing potential of GIS for supporting policing and crimereduction is now being recognised by a broader community. GIS canbe employed at different levels to support operational policing,tactical crime mapping, detection, and wider-ranging strategicanalyses. With the use of GIS for crime mapping increasing, thisbook provides a definitive reference. GIS and Crime Mapping provides essential information andreference material to support readers in developing andimplementing crime mapping. Relevant case studies help demonstratethe key principles, concepts and applications of crime mapping. This book combines the topics of theoretical principles, GIS,analytical techniques, data processing solutions, informationsharing, problem-solving approaches, map design, and organisationalstructures for using crime mapping for policing and crimereduction. Delivered in an accessible style, topics are covered ina manner that underpins crime mapping use in the three broad areasof operations, tactics and strategy. Provides a complete start-to-finish coverage of crime mapping,including theory, scientific methodologies, analysis techniques anddesign principles. Includes a comprehensive presentation of crime mappingapplications for operational, tactical and strategic purposes. Includes global case studies and examples to demonstrate goodpractice. Co-authored by Spencer Chainey, a leading researcher andconsultant on GIS and crime mapping, and Jerry Ratcliffe, arenowned professor and former police officer. This book is essential reading for crime analysts and otherprofessionals working in intelligence roles in law enforcement orcrime reduction, at the local, regional and national governmentlevels. It is also an excellent reference for undergraduateand Masters students taking courses in GIS, Geomatics, CrimeMapping, Crime Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Author: Spencer Chainey,Jerry Ratcliffe
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Voraussetzungen und Anwendungsbedingungen am Beispiel US-amerikanischer Entwicklungen
Author: Sabine Vogt
Category: Crime analysis
Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.
überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Using the latest FBI crime statistics, City Crime Rankings 2015 provides easy-to-understand crime comparisons for cities and metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Numbers, rates, and trends for total crime, violent crime, murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, property crime, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft are presented in both alphabetical and rank order for all metro areas and cities of 75,000 or more. Numbers and rates of police in cities are also included. A revised introduction gives a summary of and notes about the data, as well as the methodology behind the overall rankings allowing researchers to cite statistics with context. City Crime Rankings offers thorough and accurate statistics for more than 380 metropolitan areas and nearly 450 cities, featuring: Methodology Distribution Analysis Notes Regarding City and Metro Crime Data 2014 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings 2014 City Crime Rate Rankings Metropolitan Area and City Crime Statistics Metropolitan and City Populations
Author: Kathleen O'Leary Morgan,Scott Morgan,Rachel Boba Santos
Publisher: CQ Press
Crime Mapping Case Studies: From Research to Practice provides a series of key examples from practice and research that demonstrate applications of crime mapping and its effect in many areas of policing and crime reduction. This book brings together case studies that show how crime mapping can be used for analysis, intelligence development, monitoring performance, and crime detection and is written by practitioners for practitioners. Leading researchers in the field describe how crime mapping is developing and exposing analytical methodologies and critiquing current practices. Including global case studies that demonstrate a particular application, analytical technique or new theoretical concept, this text offers a truly global overview of this rapidly growing area of interest. Unlike other texts on this topic, this book identifies mistakes and challenges in this field of enquiry to aid the reader in understanding the basics of this technique, giving them the opportunity to learn further.
Practice and Research
Author: Spencer Chainey,Lisa Tompson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Previous editions of Crime and Everyday Life have been popular with students and instructors for the author's clear, concise writing style and his unique approach to crime causation. The Fourth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout. By emphasizing that routine everyday activities set the stage for illegal activities (for example stolen goods sold in a legal business setting), Marcus Felson challenges the conventional wisdom and offers a unique perspective and novel solutions for reducing crime. Students in introductory criminology and criminal justice courses will discover that simple and inexpensive changes in the physical environment and patterns of everyday activity can often produce substantial decreases in crime rates. Insightful, yet fun to read, this new edition of Crime and Everyday Life is sure to provoke students to look at the causes and control of crime with a fresh perspective.
Author: Marcus Felson,Rachel L. Boba
Category: Social Science
Crime analysis is both a profession and a set of techniques. The professionals who perform crime analysis, and the techniques they use, are dedicated to helping a police department become more effective through better information. Crime mapping is used by analysts in law enforcement agencies to map, visualize, and analyze crime incident patterns. It is a key component of crime analysis and the CompStat policing strategy. Mapping crime, using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), allows crime analysts to identify crime hot spots, along with other trends and patterns. This book focuses mostly on crime analysis mapping, but includes a discussion of predictive modeling, a special handling of modeling terrorism, and appendices which include a review of probability and statistics and possible board questions. The book is not intended to be all inclusive, nor does it handle the subjects in depth. Rather, it is more of a "survey" of a few crime analysis topics that are dealt with more rigorously by other authors.
Author: Jeffrey Strickland
Spatial Aspects of Crime: Theory and Practice is the first book specifically designed to teach the theoretical and practical aspects of mapping for criminal justice purposes. First, the book provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and empirical realities of the spatial aspects of crime. Second, the book provides readers with the practical tools necessary to conduct effective crime mapping and spatial analyses of crime. This book covers the most current, state-of-the-art uses for GIS in the criminal justice system, theoretical aspects of the geography of crime and practical instruction, and exercises on how to use GIS to conduct crime mapping and spatial analysis of crime.
Author: Derek J. Paulsen,Matthew B. Robinson
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Michael Palmiotto's Criminal Investigation is often described as one of the most realistic and accessible texts in the study of Criminal Justice. In this Third Edition which has been substantially updated from previous editions Palmiotto provides greater coverage of case screening, more sources of information, and in-depth analyses of special investigations. Designed for a one-semester or two-quarter course in criminal justice, police science, and police academy programs, this text will provide students studying criminal investigation an invaluable introduction to the field. Test bank and power point presentations are available upon course adoption.
Author: Michael Palmiotto
Publisher: University Press of America