Esri Press recently released the second edition of GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis. This updated volume is aimed towards crime analysts and student criminologists. From Esri: “This second edition builds upon the first edition by updating tutorials, adding a new chapter on building and evaluating predictive models using ModelBuilder and ArcGIS’s hot spot analysis tools, and adding a capstone project on hot spot modeling.”
Contained within the workbook are lessons on how to:
* Use, query, and create crime maps.
* Geocode crime incident data.
* Automate crime mapping using Esri’s ModelBuilder application, which is used to create, edit, and manage models.
* Do predictive policing by using spatial analysis tools to analyze crime hot spots.
As with most Esri publications, the print version comes with 180-day trial version of ArcGIS Desktop software and tutorial data. Those who purchase the eBook can download a 21-day free trial of ArcGIS here: esri.com/arcgis/trial.
The book is written by three authors, all of whom are involved in teaching GIS courses. The authors are Wilpen L. Gorr, emeritus professor of public policy and management information systems at the School of Public Policy and Management, H. John Heinz III College, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kristen S. Kurland, professor of architecture, information systems, and public policy at the H. John Heinz III College and School of Architecture; and Zan M. Dodson, a postdoctoral associate in the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh and an adjunct faculty member at the H. John Heinz III College.
GIS Tutorial for Crime Analysis, second edition, is available in print (ISBN 9781589485167, 364 pages, US$84.99) and as an e-book (ISBN 9781589485174, US$84.99).