Special Issue "Urban Crime Mapping and Analysis Using GIS"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2020).
Interests: geography of crime; medical geography; computer cartography
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Spatial crime analysis and mapping started mostly by geographers in the early 1970s. The concurrent rise of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) coupled with the development of spatial crime analysis software programs led to a powerful suite of spatial analysis and visualization tools that allowed the rapid analysis of large amounts of crime incident data. As a result, spatial crime analysis became increasingly popular as a practical tool for law enforcement and as a research and teaching tool in geography, criminal justice, and other related programs.
This Special Issue is a follow-up publication of an edited book (Leitner 2013) and two previously published Special Issues (Leitner and Helbich 2015, Helbich and Leitner 2017) on crime analysis, modeling, and mapping. We believe that this new collection of papers will contribute to the contemporary research agenda on spatial and temporal crime-related issues. We encourage both theoretical as well as application-oriented papers dealing with these emerging issues. Our interest is in papers that cover a wide spectrum of methodological and domain-specific topics, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Big Data
- Crime and Place
- Crime Forecasting
- Crime Perception
- Criminogenic Factors
- Exceptional Events and Crime
- Geographic Profiling
- Hot Spot Analysis
- Human Trafficking
- Micro-Spatial Crime Analysis
- Modeling and Mapping Large Volume Crime
- Near Repeat Pattern Analysis
- Predictive Policing
- Relationship between Alcohol-Serving Establishments and Disorder
- Relationship between Foreclosure and Crime
- Risk Terrain Modeling
- Sex Offender Residency Restriction Laws
- Simulation Modeling
- Social Media
- Social Network Analysis
- Spatial Analysis of Gang Activities
- Spatial and Temporal Crime Analysis
- Temporal Approximation
- Traffic Accidents Analysis
- University Campus Crime
- 3-D Crime Modeling
Prof. Michael Leitner
Ms. Alina Ristea
Manuscripts should be submitted to the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging into this website. Once you are registered, go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline (30 September 2019). Papers will be published continuously (as soon as final acceptance) and will be listed together on the Special Issue website. Research articles, review articles, as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 250 words, including the authors’ names and affiliations) must be sent to the editors ([email protected] and [email protected]) until 30 April 2019. Authors will be notified by 12 May 2019 as to whether the research described in the abstract fits the topic of the Special Issue. In that case, authors will be invited to submit a full manuscript and the Editorial Office will post all accepted abstracts to the ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except shorter versions in the form of conference proceedings papers, which must be indicated explicitly on the submitted manuscript). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs).
Helbich, M. and M. Leitner (eds.) (2017) Frontiers in Spatial and Spatiotemporal Crime Analytics. Special Issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 6 (3), 73 (https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi6030073).
Leitner, M. & M. Helbich (eds.) (2015) Innovative Crime Modeling and Mapping. Special Issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 42 (2), 95-209 (https://doi.org/10.1080/15230406.2015.1010308).
Leitner, M. (ed.) (2013) Crime Modeling and Mapping Using Geospatial Technologies. Springer: Heidelberg, 446 pages.