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Introduction

Sincethe1998CrimeandDisorderActwaspassedinEnglandandWales, placingajointstatutorydutyonpoliceforcesandlocalauthoritiesto produceCrimeandDisorderAuditsfortheirareas,therehasbeena heightenedinterestinthetechniques,trainingandtechnologynecessaryto performcrimemappingandanalysis.Thisbookcoversexperiencesof crimemappingandthespatialanalysisofcrimedatabothinacademic researchandinprofessionalpractice.Themajorityofthechaptersinthis bookareexamplesofcrimemappingandanalysisintheUK,although therearesomeexamplesfromtheUSA,wherecrimemappinghasbeenan importantpartoflawenforcementandcrimepreventioneffortsforsome time.