Exploratory spatial data analysis techniques for examining urban crime

Murray, A. T., McGuffog, I., Western, J. S. and Mullins, P. (2001) Exploratory spatial data analysis techniques for examining urban crime. British Journal of Criminology, 41 2: 309-329. doi:10.1093/bjc/41.2.309

Author Murray, A. T.
McGuffog, I.
Western, J. S.
Mullins, P.
Title Exploratory spatial data analysis techniques for examining urban crime
Journal name British Journal of Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0007-0955
Publication date 2001-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/bjc/41.2.309
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 309
End page 329
Total pages 21
Place of publication Oxford, U.K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
370199 Sociology not elsewhere classified
750599 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
Abstract Regional planners, policy makers and policing agencies all recognize the importance of better understanding the dynamics of crime. Theoretical and application-oriented approaches which provide insights into why and where crimes take place are much sought after. Geographic information systems and spatial analysis techniques, in particular, are proving to be essential or studying criminal activity. However, the capabilities of these quantitative methods continue to evolve. This paper explores the use of geographic information systems and spatial analysis approaches for examining crime occurrence in Brisbane, Australia. The analysis highlights novel capabilities for the analysis of crime in urban regions.
Keyword Criminology & Penology
Policy makers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
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