CIA530 - Introduction to Crime Mapping

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Subject Title
Introduction to Crime Mapping

Subject Description
This course provides an introduction to methods of managing, processing, and mapping crime with geographical data within the context of public safety and crime prevention. Emphasis is placed on the nature of geographic data, spatial data modeling and structures, data input and management, and spatial analytical and modeling techniques. The analysts? production of crime maps, their relationship to front line officers, and the impact of the analysis to the decision making for the front line officer are explored.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Outline the history of crime mapping to ascertain the value of crime mapping to public safety organizations.
  2. Discuss how geographic and tabular data, geographic information systems, and the relevant software and data quality is involved when using crime mapping.
  3. Explain the assumptions, concepts, theories and structures of crime mapping, geodatabase management, and geo-processing tools and processes.
  4. Utilize map layouts and export options, types of descriptive mapping and symbolization, concepts of density mapping and spatial analysis to identify crime hotspots.
  5. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of crime mapping technologies.

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