Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping by Rachel Boba Santos

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One of the first books to bring crime analysis and crime mapping to an undergraduate audience and the only introductory core text available on the topic, this Second Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping provides an overview of the field, covers key analytical techniques, and discusses crime prevention and the role of crime analysis in effective policing. Enriched by author Rachel Boba’s unique perspective as an experienced academic and former crime analyst, the book offers a thorough introduction to the field as well as guidelines for practice.

New to the Second Edition
Provides specific instances and applications of basic processes and techniques of crime analysisOffers expanded discussions of the problem-solving process used in policing and the various types of technology available for crime analysis, as well as a broader discussion of GIS, GPS, and crime mappingLinks theory to the practice of crime prevention in policing and provides justification for the importance and role of crime analysis in policing in a new Chapter Three Explains how police identify and use patterns of criminal behaviors and activities in a new Chapter Nine Presents an overview of how crime analysis fits into policing and crime prevention, the strengths and weaknesses of crime analysis, and its future
Ancillaries Available
Instructor Resources on CD include chapter outlines, PowerPoint® slides for each chapter, a sample syllabus, and an author-created test bank of multiple-choice and true/false questions. Qualified instructors can receive a copy by calling SAGE Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243) from 6am–5pm, PT.Student study site ( contains a link to the ATAC Software, exercise files, police reports, and journal articles. Data and exercises on the site allow students to use crime analysis data and technology to apply concepts learned in the book.

Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, GIS, Geography, and Sociology. Relevant for current and future crime analysts as well as other police practitioners, the book is valuable for practitioner training in crime analysis and crime mapping.


About Rachel Boba Santos

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Rachel Boba (PhD and MA in sociology from Arizona State University and a BA in English and sociology from California Lutheran University) is an assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University in the Criminology and Criminal Justice program. At FAU, she teaches methods of research, criminal justice systems, crime prevention, problem solving, and analysis in policing as well as conducts research in the areas of problem solving, problem analysis, crime analysis, regional data sharing, and technology in policing. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Boba was Director of the Police Foundation's Crime Mapping Laboratory where she directed federally funded grants in the areas of crime analysis and crime mapping, problem analysis, and school safety. Prior to her position at the Police Foundation, she worked as a crime analyst at the Tempe, Arizona, Police Department for five years where she conducted a wide variety of crime analysis and crime mapping work as well as applied research and evaluation.
Published November 5, 2008 by Sage Publications, Inc. 376 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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