Editor’s Note

Shefali Tripathi, Editor

Welcome to the second issue of the Crime Mapping & Analysis News, and the first of 2015. I am happy that the first issue was well received by our readers.

This issue brings a broad array of articles focusing on crime mapping and analysis practice and research. The articles included in this issue are:

  • Crime Forecasting;
  • Importance of Data and Research in Criminal Justice;
  • Foreclosures, Domestic Disturbances and Policy Implications;
  • Mapping Changes in Neighborhood Crime Trend Post-Disaster; and
  • Risk Terrain Modeling.

I am excited to bring these new topics to our readers and I believe that you will find them informative.

I sincerely appreciate the continued support of our contributors and readers alike. I would also like to thank the editorial team at the Police Foundation for their help and support in bringing out this exciting issue. If you have feedback about this issue or would like to submit an article, please feel free to contact us at editors@policefoundation.org .


Shefali Tripathi

Shefali Tripathi

Shefali Tripathi is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Certified Analyst working as a Crime Analyst at the Gainesville Police Department. Dr. Tripathi is a subject matter expert in crime analysis and crime mapping and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Police Foundation. Dr. Tripathi works at the interface of law enforcement practice and applied research. She has over 15 years of advanced spatial analysis experience in law enforcement, criminal justice, urban planning and allied fields. She is an adjunct faculty and teaches graduate level courses in Geographic Information Systems for criminal justice and public safety. She is a trained Geographic Profiling Analyst. Dr. Tripathi holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida.

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