Monika Kannan is an educationist working as Head, P.G Department of Geography, Sophia Girls' College (Autonomous), Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. She is engaged in teaching and research for the last 16 years contributing in the area of Social Geography, South Asian Studies, Border Disputes, Crime Analysis and Geopolitics. She has written 5 books and has nearly 54 research papers to her credit published in journal and magazines of national in international repute. She has been awarded with Certificate of Excellence- by France Congress, Paris for an outstanding presentation. Dr. Kannan is the Chief Editor 'Khoj-The International Peer Reviewed Journal of Geography', besides being on the editorial boards of several other journals. She has organized several conferences and undertaken many research projects. Presently she is the Principal Investigator for an ICSSR Major project (Impress Scheme) on Impact of Geographical Space and Urban Transformation on Woman in Society: A Study of Ajmer City (Rajasthan).
Mehtab Singh is Professor of Geography since 2012 in the Department of Geography, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana, India. His field of expertise is Environment & Resource Planning. Dr Singh has to his credit 3 books published by National and International Publishers and more than a dozen research papers published in National and International journals of repute. He organized prestigious International Geographical Union (IGU) Conference on Geoinformatics for Biodiversity and Climate Change. Dr. Singh has also organized many Capacity Building Training Programmes in Geospatial Technologies. He is Principal Investigator in Department of Science and Technology New Delhi Project on Village Information System. Dr Singh was member, Task Force for Formulation of National Landslide Risk Management Strategy, NDMA, New Delhi. He has been key speaker in various National and International Conferences held in India and abroad. Dr Singh is also member of various committees in Central and State Universities.
Geographical Information System and Crime Mapping features a diverse array of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in crime analysis, from general issues such as GIS as a communication process, interjurisdictional mapping and data sharing to specific applications in tracking serial killers and predicting violence-prone zones. It supports readers in developing and implementing crime mapping techniques. The distribution of crime is explained with reference to theories of human ecology, transport network, built environment, housing markets, and forms of urban management, including policing. Concepts are supported with relevant case studies and real-time crime data to illustrate concepts and applications of crime mapping. Aimed at senior undergraduate, graduate students, professionals in GIS, Crime Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Ergonomics and human factors, this book:
Provides an update of GIS applications for crime mapping studies
Highlights growing potential of GIS for crime mapping, monitoring, and reduction through developing and implementing crime mapping techniques
Covers Operational Research, Spatial Regression model, Point Analysis and so forth
Builds models helpful in police patrolling, surveillance and crime mapping from a technology perspective
Includes a dedicated section on case studies including exercises and data samples