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This volume shows how state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS), used to display patterns of crime to stimulate effective strategies and decision-making, are revolutionizing urban law enforcement. The contributors present expert information for understanding and successfully employing the latest technologies in this field.

Crime in Public Housing: Two-Way Diffusion Effects in Surrounding Neighborhoods
Crime in public housing: Two-way diffusion effects in surrounding neighborhoods
Authors' Note: The authors are grateful to the New York City Housing Authority for providing detailed data on the public housing sites in the Bronx and to the New York City Police Department for providing the crime complaint data. All of the tables and figures to which this chapter refers can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.urbanresearch.org.

One of the more enduring traditions in American criminology has been the study of the relationship between crime and ecological or contextual effects, broadly referred to as the “criminology of place.” During its approximately 100 years of evolution, the criminology of place has come to be dominated ...

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