NIJ Crime Mapping Conference in Pittsburgh: Registration is Free for March 28 to 31, 2007

Ninth Crime Mapping Research Conference (CMRC)The Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety (MAPS) program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will be holding its ninth conference from March 28 to Saturday, March 31, 2007 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh. There is no charge for Registration at this year’s conference. NIJ’s Crime Mapping Research Conferences are noted for bringing together law enforcement executives and managers, criminal justice practitioners, crime analysts, academic researchers from the social sciences, geographers, as well as software specialists to address wide-ranging mapping issues. Topics range from basics of crime mapping and analysis to sophisticated techniques such as geographic profiling of serial offenders and spatial modeling. The use of geographical information in law enforcement has gone beyond just mapping crime; it includes areas such optimizing police districting to balance workload as well as mapping various types of non-crime data, risk factors, and protective factors. The CMRC is an ideal opportunity for members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies--whatever their previous experience with crime mapping—to interact with peers and to discover the latest research and development in the field. Although conference registration is free, attendees are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Registration and details about the conference are available through the link below.

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