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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.

The New York Police Department COMPSTAT Process: Mapping for Analysis, Evaluation, and Accountability
The new york police department COMPSTAT process: Mapping for analysis, evaluation, and accountability
Philip G.McGuire
Author's Note: All of the tables and figures to which this chapter refers can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.urbanresearch.org

In 1994, the recently elected Giuliani administration instituted a new managerial command and control system within the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The system grew out of the need to manage, monitor, and assess the impact of the administration's new crime control strategies and soon became known simply as “COMPSTAT” (computerized crime statistics).

By 1996, the results attributed to the NYPD's new management philosophy would make COMPSTAT a familiar term in criminal justice circles. New York City's ...

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