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ISBN 9780367359034
November 26, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
224 Pages - 89 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book features a diverse array of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in crime analysis, from general issues as GIS as a communication process, inter-jurisdictional mapping and data sharing to specific applications in tracking serial killers and predicting violence- prone zones. It supports readers in developing and implementing crime mapping techniques. The distribution of crime is explained with reference to theories of human ecology, transport network, built environment, housing markets, and forms of urban management, including policing. Concepts are supported with relevant case studies and real-time crime data to illustrate concepts and applications of crime mapping. Aimed at senior undergraduate, graduate students, professionals in GIS, Crime Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Ergonomics and human factors, this book:

  • Provides an update of GIS applications for crime mapping studies.
  • Highlights growing potential of GIS for crime mapping, monitoring and reduction through developing and implementing crime mapping techniques.
  • Covers Operational Research, Spatial Regression model, Point Analysis and so forth.
  • Builds models helpful in police patrolling, surveillance and crime mapping from a technology perspective.
  • Includes dedicated section on case studies including exercises and data samples.

Table of Contents

Chapters:1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Development of Geographical Information System
1.2 Geography of Crime
1.3 Understanding Spatial Analysis
1.4 GIS and its applications
 
Chapter: 2 SPATIAL CRIME MAPPING
2.1 Interactions between Crime, Space, and Society
2.2 Spatial processes and Criminology
2.3 Spatial crime theories in practice
2.4 The space and time of offences
 
Chapter: 3 THE GEOGRAPHY OF NEIGHBOURHOOD STUDIES
3.1 Infiltrations, Refugee movements and Cross border terrorism
3.2 Crime against Women
3.3 Juvenile Delinquency
3.4 National Capital Region and Crime
 
Chapter:4 IDENTIFYING CRIME HOTSPOTS
4.1 Spatial Interpolation n GIS
4.2 Multivariate Hot Spot Analysis
4.3 Spatial Regression Model
4.4 Point Analysis
4.5 Operational Research
4.6 Artificial Intelligence
 

Chapter: 5 CRIME MAPPING AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS
5.1 Demographic Patterns and Profiles
5.2 Crime Mapping and geographical concerns
5.3 Crime pattern and Trend analysis
5.4 Temporal change detection in crime
5.5 Network Analysis
5.6 Geovisualization Techniques

Chapter: 6 MAPPING FOR OPERATIONAL POLICE ACTIVITES
6.1 Police Patrolling and Surveillance
6.2 Crime Scheduling and Time Management
6.3 Case Studies and Crime Analysis
6.4 Investigative Crime Mapping Applications Case Study: Strategic Crime Analysis in Ajmer City (Rajasthan): Analyzing the underlying drivers of crime using Geospatial techniques.

Chapter: 7 CRIME MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT 
7.1 Role of National Crime Record Bureau
7.2 Safe City Concept
7.3 Policy making and framework development
7.4 GIS for social welfare

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Biography

Monika Kannan is an educationist working as Head, P.G Department of Geography, Sophia Girls’ College (Autonomous), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. She is engaged in teaching and research for the last 16 years contributing in the area of Social Geography, South Asian Studies, Border Disputes, Crime Analysis and Geopolitics. She has written 5 books and has nearly 54 research papers to her credit published in journal and magazines of national in international repute. She has been awarded with Certificate of Excellence- by France Congress, Paris for an outstanding presentation. Dr. Kannan is the Chief Editor ‘Khoj-The International Peer Reviewed Journal of Geography’, besides being on the editorial boards of several other journals. She has organized several conferences and undertaken many research projects. Presently she is the Principal Investigator for an ICSSR Major project (Impress Scheme) on “Impact of Geographical Space and Urban Transformation on Woman in Society: A Study of Ajmer City (Rajasthan)”. Mehtab Singh is Professor of Geography since 2012 in the Department of Geography, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India. His field of expertise is Environment & Resource Planning. Dr Singh has to his credit 3 books published by National and International Publishers and more than a dozen research papers published in National and International journals of repute. He organized prestigious International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Dr. Singh has also organized many Capacity Building Training Programmes in Geospatial Technologies. He is Principal Investigator in Department of Science and Technology New Delhi Project on Village Information System. Dr Singh was member, Task Force for Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy, NDMA, New Delhi. He has been key speaker in various National and International Conferences held in India and abroad. Dr Singh is also member of various committees in Central and State Universities.