Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

CCJ 336 Applied Crime Mapping

Introduces the technical and analytical skills used in crime mapping using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) – a combination of hardware and software used to map spatial patterns. In this course, we develop and build the skills needed to interpret, create, analyze and communicate spatial patterns of crime. We consider what features make a useful crime map by critically analyzing existing maps of crime patterns, identifying elements that aid in clear communication and easy interpretation, and apply these features in crime maps made for presentation, communication and analysis.


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