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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, Space, and Place: An Analysis of Crime Patterns in Brooklyn
Crime, space, and place: An analysis of crime patterns in Brooklyn
John H.Mollenkopf
Timothy A.Ross
Authors' 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

Technological advances present new opportunities for analysts to explain the spatial distribution of crime events. This chapter explores several techniques that allow for a better understanding of where crime incidents occur and what factors are associated with particular crimes. Specifically, we examine block aggregation, local indicators of spatial autocorrelation (LISA), and spatial regression to show how they can be used to identify crime clusters and to test theoretical explanations for the causes of crime. In addition to crime data provided ...

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