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Author Caplan, Joel M., 1980- author

Title Risk terrain modeling : crime prediction and risk reduction / Joel M. Caplan, Leslie W. Kennedy
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Explaining the contexts of crime -- Risk terrain modeling methods -- Crime emergence, persistence and exposure -- Presence, repeats and concentration : exposures to crime -- Formulating a theory of risky places -- The event context of risky places -- Risk management and RTM in action -- Risk reduction
Summary "Risk terrain modeling (RTM) diagnoses the spatial attractors of criminal behavior and makes accurate predictions of where crime will occur at the micro-level. This book presents RTM as part of a larger risk management agenda that defines and measures crime problems; suggests ways in which they can be addressed through interventions; proposes measures for assessing effectiveness of treatment and sustainability of efforts; and offers suggestions for how police organizations can address vulnerabilities and exposures in the communities that they serve through strategies that go beyond specific deterrence of offenders. Technical and conceptual aspects of RTM are considered into the context of past criminological research, leading to a discussion of crime vulnerabilities and exposures, and the Theory of Risky Places. Then best practices for RTM, crime prediction, and risk reduction are set to ACTION. Case studies empirically demonstrate how RTM can be used to analyze the spatial dynamics of crime, allocate resources, and implement customized crime and risk reduction strategies that are transparent, measurable, and effective. Researchers and practitioners will learn how the combined factors that contribute to criminal behavior can be targeted, connections to crime can be monitored, spatial vulnerabilities can be assessed, and actions can be taken to reduce the worst effects"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 13, 2016)
Subject Crime analysis -- Statistical methods.
Crime forecasting -- Geographic information systems.
Crime prevention.
Crime -- Environmental aspects.
Spatial analysis (Statistics)
Form Electronic book
Author Kennedy, Leslie W., author
LC no. 2015042885
ISBN 0520958802 (electronic bk.)
9780520958807 (electronic bk.)
(paperback) (alkaline paper)