This quarterly newsletter is designed to assist "police practitioners" in understanding the potential effect of geography on criminal activity. The publication generally addresses four different areas on this topic: "practice", which looks at "crime mapping and problem analysis"; "policy", which discusses policy on the "use of mapping to better understand crime"; "technical tips", which assist police with "specific spatial analysis tasks"; and "news briefs", which includes events, conferences, and training. This issue includes the following articles: "What is Applied Geography for the Study of Crime and Public Safety?" by Ron Wilson and Kurt Smith; "Targeting Crime in Hot Spots and Hot Places" by Katie Filbert; "Using ModelBuilder for Geographic Information Tasks" by Philip Mielke; and "Highlight: California University of Pennsylvania Opens Crime Mapping Center" by Tom Mueller.
Geography and Public Safety (February 2008), v.1 no.1
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