Bachmann and Schutt 2017 tell us that there are three main functions of crime

Bachmann and schutt 2017 tell us that there are three

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Bachmann and Schutt (2017) tell us that there are three main functions of crime mapping:1.Proving visual and statistical analysis of the spatial nature of crime;2.Linking crime data to other sources of data which defines relationships between the variables;3.Creates maps to visually communicate the results.GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMThe geographical information system (GIS) is a software program that allows for crime mapping to be far more accessible to law enforcement agencies everywhere (Bachman & Schutt, 2017). This tool has provided a new gateway in displaying what law enforcements have already, but in a method that can now be measured and illustrated through visual means. GIS is made of three important components: computer hardware, programs and modules (software), and linked databases and network infrastructure (Burrough, Lloyd & MacDonnell, 2015). These components together allow law enforcement professionals and researchers to establish
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RUNNING HEAD: Crime Mapping3professional partnerships and address geographical areas that indicate areas of high crime, also known as hot spots.
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  • Fall '16
  • Muliple
  • Geographic information system, Crime mapping

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