Over the past decade, there has been an uprising trend of the amount of crime being committed .The types of crimes that are occurring daily range from serious crimes like murders, homicides, drugs, to lower offenses like traffic violations etc. As we know, crimes are not so easy to solve or to monitor without some sort of tracking system. Today, police departments within every civilization across the globe handle some sort of gathered data imputed with crime happenings in their area. Some may wonder and ask “how is the data is storage is storage and secured?” Let’s recall the back to the early 1800’s were push-pin maps were utilized by policing and agencies to identify crime patterns. There were several limitations with utilizing the push-pin methods such as adding characteristics of the crimes and losing crime data at the time of updates. The purpose of this assignment is to briefly discuss crime mapping in the new world of IT( Information Technology). Crime mapping is used by analysts in law enforcement agencies to map, visualize, and analyze crime incident patterns. By doing so, I will then utilize two different sources “Prospective of Hot Spotting” and “The Benefit and Cost of Information Technology Innovation”. My strategies will be to examine each source by re-writing them into my own words and critiquing the author’s articles.
Prospective Hot Spotting:
The purpose of the article was to develop a mapping procedure that seeks to produce prospective “Hot Spot Maps”. Hot Spots are classified as areas on maps …show more content…
Greater levels of productivity, the gains of service delivery and efficiency are outline as an advantage in community policing. Also, the article draws special attention to public agencies’s intangible and tangible cost that result from technology