2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

PSC 216 Crime Mapping

3 hours 

The course covers both the theory and practice of Geographic Information Systems ("GIS") for law enforcement and public safety purposes a technique known as "crime mapping." The class introduces the theoretical framework for the study of the ecology of public safety or "crime and place" the descriptive and analytic procedures of crime mapping, and how spatial analysis is used in designing and implementing effective programs of crime prevention, problem solving and community policing.




ENG 201, and CRJ 101, CJBS 101 or ICJ 101. Knowledge of Windows software is required.