Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping, by Rachel Boba
- ISBN: 9781412968584 | 1412968585
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/6/2008
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One of the first books to bring crime analysis and crime mapping to an undergraduate audience and the only introductory core text available on the topic, this Second Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping provides an overview of the field, covers key analytical techniques, and discusses crime prevention and the role of crime analysis in effective policing. Enriched by author Rachel Boba's unique perspective as an experienced academic and former crime analyst, the book offers a thorough introduction to the field as well as guidelines for practice. New to the Second Edition Provides specific instances and applications of basic processes and techniques of crime analysis Offers expanded discussions of the problem-solving process used in policing and the various types of technology available for crime analysis, as well as a broader discussion of GIS, GPS and crime mapping Links theory to the practice of crime prevention in policing and provides justification for the importance and role of crime analysis in policing in a new Chapter Three Explains how police identify and use patterns of criminal behaviors and activities in a new Chapter Nine Presents an overview of how crime analysis fits into policing and crime prevention, the strengths and weaknesses of crime analysis, and its future Ancillaries Available Instructors' Resources on CD-Rom include chapter outlines, PowerPointr slides for each chapter, a sample syllabus, and an author-created test bank of multiple-choice and true/false questions. Qualified instructors can receive a copy by calling SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6am-5pm, PT. Student Study Site ( www.sagepub.com/boba2estudy ) contains a link to the ATAC Software, exercise files, police reports, and journal articles. Data and exercises on the site allow students to use crime analysis data and technology to apply concepts learned in the book.Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, GIS, Geography, and Sociology. Relevant for current and future crime analysts as well as other police practitioners, the book is valuable for practitioner training in crime analysis and crime mapping.