Crime Mapping. More than Law Enforcement?

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions Geographic information systems aren’t exactly new. Drugstore chain Walgreens has used the technology for close to 15 years for market planning. More recently, however, the company has endowed that visual information with location-specific data—and published far more broadly, so that store managers and its corporate real estate team can use … More Crime Mapping. More than Law Enforcement?

Professor urges increased use of technology in fighting crime

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions This article originally appeared HERE in Jamaica Observer. It’s an interesting read… A University of the West Indies (UWI) professor is calling for the increased use of technology by developing countries, including Jamaica, to assist in the fight against crime. Professor Evan Duggan, who is Dean of the Faculty of … More Professor urges increased use of technology in fighting crime

What is Link / Social Network Analysis?

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions Computer-based link analysis is a set of techniques for exploring associations among large numbers of objects of different types. These methods have proven crucial in assisting human investigators in comprehending complex webs of evidence and drawing conclusions that are not apparent from any single piece of information. These methods are … More What is Link / Social Network Analysis?

What is Geospatial Crime Mapping?

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions with information gathered from Wikipedia. Here’s a fact: Any understanding of where and why crimes occur can help prevent future crimes. Mapping crime can help law enforcement protect citizens more effectively. Simple maps that display the locations where crimes or concentrations of crimes have occurred can be used to help direct … More What is Geospatial Crime Mapping?

How Can Crime Analysis Help Police Reduce Crime?

Posted by Crime Tech Solutions The following article was published just over a year ago HERE by Dr. Laura Wyckoff, a Fellow at Bureau of Justice Assistance. We think it is worth exploring: “Focusing resources on high-crime places, high-rate offenders, and repeat victims can help police effectively reduce crime in their communities. Doing so reinforces … More How Can Crime Analysis Help Police Reduce Crime?