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National Crime Mapping Conference 2004

Short Courses

Slides and abstracts from the 2004 conference

Abstracts and slides are linked to each presentation and class where these were made available by the presenter.

Tuesday 9th March
9 .00 - 10.00 REGISTRATION, REFRESHMENTS AND EXHIBITION
10.00 - 11.30

Welcome
Spencer Chainey, The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL

The Crime Mapping Work Group
Nick Smith - Chair of Working Group, Qinetiq

 

OPENING PLENARY
Why does crime mapping matter?
Chair: Robert McFarlane, Crime Reduction Delivery Team, Home Office and University of Northumber ia

Speakers

  • Professor Paul Wiles - Director of Research, Development and Statistics, Home Office
  • Harnessing the full power of mapping in the crime reduction effort - Dr Jerry Ratcliffe - Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.
  • The power of geography - Spencer Chainey - Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL
11.30 - 12.00 BREAK AND EXHIBITION
12.00

2nd PLENARY
The role of theory in crime mapping.
Chair: Professor Ron Clarke, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Speakers

13.00 - 14.00 LUNCH AND EXHIBITION
14.00 - 14.20 Exhibitors and Poster Showcase
A series of 60 second showcases from each exhibitor and poster presenter.
14.20 - 15.40

PARALLEL SEMINARS 1
Stream 1: The beginners guide to crime mapping
Chair: Sue Harley, Anite, and member of the AGI Crime and Disorder SIG Management Committee

Stream 2: New techniques and research in crime mapping and geographical crime analysis
Chair: Paul Longley, University College London

15.40 - 16.10 BREAK AND EXHIBITION
16.10-17.25

PARALLEL SEMINARS 2
Stream 1: Serious crime mapping
Chair: Mark Patrick, ESRI (UK)

Stream 2: Successes in the field: Crime mapping, information sharing and problem solving
Chair: Donna Caruth, NCIS

17.25 DRINKS RECEPTION AND BUFFET - SPONSORED BY OUR EXHIBITORS
Join us for a free drink and a snack while you tour and meet the exhibitors.
Wednesday 10th March
9.15-11.00

WORKSHOPS.
1. Data sharing clinic

Facilitated by

  • Adam Beaney - Home Office Crime Reduction Delivery Team
  • Robert McFarlane - Home Office Crime Reduction Delivery Team
  • Mark Feeley - Home Office Crime Reduction Delivery Team
 

Themes

  • Information sharing protocols
  • Data exchange
  • Legislation: Data Protection, Human Rights, Freedom of Information
  • Depersonalising data
  • Data disclosure
  • Data management
  • Data validation and quality assurance

Target audience

  1. Information managers/officers
  2. Community Safety Managers
  3. Community Safety Officers
  4. Data Protection Officers
  5. CDRP partners
  6. Government Office Crime Reduction Advisors
  7. Crime reduction, policing and community safety policy advisors
 

2. Become a problem solving crime analyst
Facilitated by

  • Ron Clarke - Rutgers University, New Jersey
  • Spencer Chainey - The Jill Dando Institute, UCL
  • Jerry Ratcliffe - Temple University, Philadelphia

Themes.

  1. Problem solving
  2. Being proactive
  3. Techniques in analysis
  4. Practical responses
  5. Communicating your results

Audience.

  1. Analysts
  2. Analysts' bosses
  3. Researchers
  4. Community Safety Managers
  5. Community Safety Officers
  6. Government Office Crime Reduction Advisors
  7. Crime reduction, policing and community safety policy advisors
11.00-11.30 BREAK AND EXHIBITION
11.30-12.45

3RD PLENARY
Local to National

Chair: Spencer Chainey, The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL

12.45-13.45 LUNCH AND EXHIBITION
13.45-14.00 4TH PLENARY
Chair: Alex Poole, Home Office
The United States Mapping and Analysis for Public Safety programme - Ronald E. Wilson, US National Institute of Justice
14.05 - 15.20

PARALLEL SEMINARS 3
Stream 1: Information hubs and web-based crime mapping systems

Chair: Stephen Deburgh-Thomas, PITO

Stream 2: Successes in the field: Crime mapping, policing and problem-solving
Chair: Jan Kimber, Birmingham City Council

15.20 - 15.50 BREAK AND EXHIBITION
15.50 - 16.40

Question Time - what could crime mapping do for me?

  • Chair: Nick Ross, Journalist and Chair of Jill Dando Institute Board

    Panel:

    • Hazel Blears MP - Minister of State for Crime Reduction, Policing and Community Safety
    • Phillip Webb - Chief Executive Officer, PITO
    • Ellie Roy - Director for Crime Reduction, Home Office
    • Matthew Baggott - Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police
    • Kate Pearce - Head of Analysis, The Nationak Centre for Policing Excellence
16.40 Conference close and conference best paper prize.
 

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  • Fears and experiences of railway passengers - Julie Summerwell, Risk Solutions
  • New approaches to road traffic accident reduction - Tessa Anderson, University College London
  • Distraction burglary in the Eastern England Region - Ruth Tayler, Suffolk Community Safety Unit
  • The London Analysts Support Site - Duncan Coker, Government Office for London
  • DE-CRIME: Using the internet to enhance crime reduction partnership working - John Chapman, Dorset Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership
  • The Joined Up Information System (JUIS) - David Onions, Worcestershire County Council
  • Modelling the social determinants of crime in Leeds - Charatdao Kongmuang, Graham Clarke and Andrew Evans, University of Leeds

CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS

  • Cadcorp
  • ESRI (UK)
  • Infoshare
  • Innogistic
  • MapInfo

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