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dc.contributor.authorTownsley, M
dc.contributor.editorBenoit LeClerc, Ernesto U. Savona
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-12T01:33:12Z
dc.date.available2018-10-12T01:33:12Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.isbn9783319277912
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-27793-6_8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/352403
dc.description.abstractHotspots policing, place-based policing and predictive policing are members of a family approaches that has captured the policing research zeitgeist. What they have in common is they describe a crime prevention process that starts with the identification of spatial concentrations of crime. The current focus and interest in place-based approaches to prevention can be directly traced back to the seminal Sherman, Gartin, and Buerger (1989) hotspots study of Cincinatti. They found that a mere 3 % of locations accounted for half of the city’s calls for service, and that even areas considered high in crime actually experience substantial clustering (i.e. many locations in the worst neighbourhoods had no crime). It is ironic that one of the first criminological studies was spatial in nature, Quetelet’s moral statistics (Beirne, 1987), and yet this approach fell out of favour for most of the twentieth century. This chapter outlines the modern “criminology of place" inspired by Sherman and its utility for prevention.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleCrime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives
dc.relation.ispartofchapter8
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom101
dc.relation.ispartofpageto112
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.titleCrime Mapping and Spatial Analysis
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTownsley, Michael K.


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