Application: Crime Mapping: Benefits and Challenges
Crime mapping can be used to analyze
and predict the most likely locations where future crimes will occur so that
law enforcement can allocate resources and prevention activities accordingly.
The information provided by crime mapping also can be used to identify and
apprehend likely suspects based on geographic crime data. While there are many
crime prevention and law enforcement advantages to using crime mapping, there
also have been challenges. Law enforcement agencies must evaluate the benefits
and the challenges to using this technology and determine whether or not to
utilize crime mapping.
For this assignment, consider how law
enforcement may utilize data from crime mapping to prevent and/or address
crime. Then think about the challenges and benefits of crime mapping and how it
might promote social change.
The Assignment (2–3 pages)
- Explain at least three ways in which law enforcement may utilize
data from crime mapping to prevent and/or address crime.
- Explain any challenges related to the use of this data to prevent
or address crime.
- Explain how crime mapping as a technological solution might
benefit society and promote social change.
Two or three pages with
at least three references….
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the
assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT
presenting an explanation from the readings.
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for
this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules
3) create SUBHEADINGS to identify the key sections you are presenting and
4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
- Course Text: Taylor,
R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2015). Digital crime and
digital terrorism. (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.
- Chapter 13,
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& Balchak, S. (2007). Address matching bias: Ignorance is not bliss. Policing:
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Tompson, L., & Uhlig, S. (2008). The utility of hotspot mapping for
predicting spatial patterns of crime. Security Journal, 21(1–2),
- Article: Rogers, D.
(2006). Map quest. Law Enforcement Technology, 33(1), 60–64, 67–69.
- Article: Wallace, A.
(2009). Mapping city crime and the new aesthetic of danger. Journal of
Visual Culture, 8(1), 5–24.