CCJ 555 Crime Mapping
Mapped information has become an important part of daily urban life. Maps are also increasingly used within policing environments to display and disseminate information about crime patterns, to identify crime concentrations, and to analyze existing or projected crime hotspots. In Crime Mapping, students will be introduced to spatial crime analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students learn essential principles of cartography and geography, as these fields apply to crime analysis. Participants learn how to collect, clean, geocode, analyze and present spatial crime data.