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. "Issue 2 of Geography and Public Safety focuses on how police can use geographic information systems and related technologies can be used for traffic safety analysis. Expert authors discuss traffic safety issues, highlighting ways to target drunk driving and excessive speeding. The issue provides a variety of features on these topics, including an editorial, police discussion, technical piece, and series of news briefs." "Articles include: "On Traffic and Law Enforcement" by Ned Levine; "Creating a Safer Houston through Crash Mapping" by Jeff Kaufman; "Mapping Programs Target Alcohol-Impaired Driving" by Tom Beretich; "Creating Base Maps and Layer Files for Cartographic Consistency" by Phil Mielke; and "Idaho's Statistical Analysis Center Helps State Police Solve Personnel Allocation Problem" by Janeena Wing.
Geography and Public Safety (July 2008), v.1 no.2
National Institute of Justice: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij/