The last ten or fifteen years have seen a quiet revolution in criminology and criminal justice. There has been a vast improvement in the quality and quantity of data, and in the availability of that data to decision-makers. Sufficient information is now available so that basic indicators related to criminal justice issues can be measured with a degree of… (More)
OBJECTIVES This 11-city study sought to identify risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships. METHODS Proxies of 220 intimate partner femicide victims identified from police or medical examiner records were interviewed, along with 343 abused control women. RESULTS Preincident risk factors associated in multivariate analyses with increased risk of… (More)
This chapter examines the relationships among place, space and the specific situations of Chicago taverns and liquor stores and crimes in those places, and suggests applications of these findings for crime prevention. With a GeoArchive data set of police, census and liquor license information from January to June 1993, we identify the densest concentrations… (More)
A team of researchers studied the Danger Assessment and found that despite certain limitations, the tool can with some reliability identify women who may be at risk of being killed by an intimate partner.
This chapter presents the main concepts of the GeoArchive as an "information foundation for community policing." Based on the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority's experience in developing this innovative idea, many agencies are using a GeoArchive to identify problems and develop strategies for crime prevention and intervention at the… (More)
Street gang activity-legal and illegal, violent and nonviolent, lethal and non-lethal-occurs disproportionately among neighborhoods and population groups. Types of incidents tend to cluster and increase in bursts in specific neighborhoods and among specific gangs. Neighborhoods often differ sharply in the predominant type of street gang-motivated incidents… (More)