Book Review: Chainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2005). GIS and Crime Mapping. London: Wiley. (422 pp., $60.00 paperback)

Book Review: Chainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2005). GIS and Crime Mapping. London: Wiley. (422 pp.,... Social Science Computer Review Book Review Volume 25 Number 2 Summer 2007 279–282 © 2007 Sage Publications Chainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2005). GIS and Crime Mapping. 10.1177/0894439307298931 http://ssc.sagepub.com London: Wiley. (422 pp., $60.00 paperback) hosted at DOI: 10.1177/0894439307298931 http://online.sagepub.com The integration of geographic information system (GIS) technology into the science and art of policing has been held out as a technological revolution. More law enforcement agencies are incorpo- rating mapping as a core function of tactical and strategic crime analysis, and more are making crime maps and interactive mapping applications available to the public through websites. Although some may consider it a stretch to say computerized crime mapping has revolutionized policing, there can be no doubt that crime mapping is rapidly evolving as the profession of policing and myriad related tech- nologies also are transforming. As beneficial as these advances are, keeping abreast of rapidly chang- ing technology and expanding sources of data has become a daunting experience for police executives, information managers, and crime analysts. Fortunately, there is help in sorting it all out. In GIS and Crime Mapping, Spencer Chainey and Jerry Ratcliffe face up to the many challenges and minutiae associated with a rapidly evolving http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Social Science Computer Review SAGE

Book Review: Chainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2005). GIS and Crime Mapping. London: Wiley. (422 pp., $60.00 paperback)

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Social Science Computer Review Book Review Volume 25 Number 2 Summer 2007 279–282 © 2007 Sage Publications Chainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2005). GIS and Crime Mapping. 10.1177/0894439307298931 http://ssc.sagepub.com London: Wiley. (422 pp., $60.00 paperback) hosted at DOI: 10.1177/0894439307298931 http://online.sagepub.com The integration of geographic information system (GIS) technology into the science and art of policing has been held out as a technological revolution. More law enforcement agencies are incorpo- rating mapping as a core function of tactical and strategic crime analysis, and more are making crime maps and interactive mapping applications available to the public through websites. Although some may consider it a stretch to say computerized crime mapping has revolutionized policing, there can be no doubt that crime mapping is rapidly evolving as the profession of policing and myriad related tech- nologies also are transforming. As beneficial as these advances are, keeping abreast of rapidly chang- ing technology and expanding sources of data has become a daunting experience for police executives, information managers, and crime analysts. Fortunately, there is help in sorting it all out. In GIS and Crime Mapping, Spencer Chainey and Jerry Ratcliffe face up to the many challenges and minutiae associated with a rapidly evolving

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