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The Ninth Crime Mapping Research Conference
March 28 to March 31, 2007
Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA
Look for the Call for Papers mid June, 2006.

Spatial Approaches to Understand Crime & Demographics

Developing Methods for Research and Practice

The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial data analysis techniques have become prominent tools for analyzing criminal behavior and the impacts of the criminal justice system on society. Classical and spatial statistics have been merged to form more comprehensive approaches in understanding social problems from research and practical standpoints. These methods allow for the measurement of proximity effects on places by neighboring areas that lead to a multi-dimensional and less static understanding of factors that contribute to or repel crime across space.

The 9th Crime Mapping Research Conference will be about demonstrating the use and development of methodologies for practitioners and researchers. The MAPS Program is anticipating the selection of key accepted presentations for further development of an electronic monograph on GIS, Spatial Data Analysis and the Study of Crime in the following year. Its purpose will be to demonstrate the fusing of classical and spatial analysis techniques to enhance policy decisions. Methods should not be limited to the use of classical and spatial statistics but also demonstrate the unique capabilities of GIS in preparing, categorizing and visualization of data for analysis.

The 9th Crime Mapping Research Conference is NOT about presenting just the mapping of where crime is. Rather, the conference represents a range of issues from technical solutions to research methods to applied practices to policy decisions that impact society. These are not confined to just the social sciences that have the terms "crime" "criminal" or "justice" in them. This conference IS about the study of society and its relationship with the elements that contribute to crime and the implementation of criminal justice on society.

The conference will take place from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 2007.

Look for the Call for Papers mid June, 2006.

Ronald E. Wilson
Program Manager

Mapping & Analysis for Public Safety Program and Data Resources @ the National Institute of Justice

810 7th Street, NW
Room 7201
Washington, DC 20531

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