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Fundamentals of Crime Mapping: Principles and Practice + Navigate 2 Companion Website Access, 2nd Edition

  • Rebecca Paynich
  • Bryan Hill
  • ISBN-10: 1284086070
  • ISBN-13: 9781284086072
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

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.


  • Accompanied by a full suite of ancillary materials, including PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, sample syllabus, Test Bank, and ArcGIS 10 and Excel 2007/2010 datasets

Table of Contents

Section One: 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 Two: 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 Three: Statistics and Analyses
Chapter 9: A Brief Review of Statistics
Chapter 10: Distance Analysis
Chapter 11: Hot Spot Analysis

Section Four: 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

New to this edition

  • 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