Foundations of Crime Analysis: Data, Analyses, and Mapping

Foundations of Crime Analysis: Data, Analyses, and Mapping

By: Grant R. Drawve (author), Jeffery T. Walker (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Jeffery T. Walker is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. He has written 10 books and almost 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has obtained over $12 million in grants from the Department of Justice, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Science Foundation, and others. Grant R. Drawve is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas, USA. He is a research affiliate of the Center for Social Research (CSR) and Terrorism Research Center (TRC) at UA, Rutgers Center on Public Security (RCPS), and on the executive committee for the National Dialogues on Behavioral Health (NDBH).


1. Practicalities of crime analysis, 2. What is crime analysis? 3. Places and individuals: environmental criminology, 4. Strategic and tactical crime analysis, 5. Problem identification, 6. Data, 7. Describing crime events, 8. Examining multiple elements of crime and place, 9. Making inferences from one place to another, 10. Useful tips and techniques, 11. Spatial and termporal applications, 12. Crime mapping, 13. Retrospective techniques, 14. Predictive techniques, analytics, and applications, 15. Future directions, Appendix A: Crime analyst questionnaire responses, Appendix B: National Incident-Based Reportering System (NIBRS) group offenses, Appendix C: Data analysis add-in for Microsoft Excel

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138860490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781138860490
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1138860492

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