GIS, Crime Mapping, and RTM
0.5 Credit

Building upon the theoretical and geospatial components found within the GIS and Data Analytics course, students develop comprehensive skills necessary to analyze and synthesize information affecting the relationship between criminal activities, geography and spatial dynamics, technological advancements, and the role of crime mapping in relation to public safety methodologies. Through case studies and hands on exercises, students explore the practical applications of geographic information systems and tools, and how to leverage data from various sources for tactical operations, community law enforcement, strategic planning, crime analysis, and spatial modelling. Furthermore, students will assess the strengths and limitations of computer generated maps and data to perform spatial risk assessments and evaluate the spatial factors and subsequent risks that can influence the seriousness and longevity of vulnerable crime areas at the micro-level.

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