- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Crime Mapping
- Spatial Theories of Crime
- Crime and Other Agency Data
- Spatial Statistics
- Identifying Crime Hotspots
- Measuring Crime Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits
- Crime Map Cartography, Mapping for Analysis vs. Mapping for Decision-Makers
- Identifying Crime Hot-times: GIS and temporal analyses
- Moving Toward Inference in Crime Mapping
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject is designed to provide students with hands-on instruction in the temporal and spatial analysis of crime. The subject has two components: first, the basics of GIS mapping applications are outlined and demonstrated in a self paced workshop environments. The second half of the degree deals with approaches to move crime mapping from a purely descriptive analysis to a more inferential endeavour. Assessment is made up of four short assignment.
This subject will provide students with the skills necessary to produce spatial;analyses of crime data, which can be used within an operational analytical context in the field of;criminal justice. This will be achieved considering three areas. First, the practical skills required for using Geographic Information Systems (GIS); that is, how to map crime data. Second, discussing the spatial theories of crime and how they relate to asking the right questions of GIS; what to map. Third, the subject will outline the strengths and weaknesses of each of the techniques discussed and discuss how such analyses can be best presented and interpreted.
- Intelligence Briefing (40%)
- Identifying Crime Displacement (20%)
- Generating Hotspots (30%)
- Generating Spatial Statistics (10%)
Textbook information is pending.