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Free Crime Analysis course package

Thanks to Wendy Harn for passing this along …

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) used to offer training courses for ESRI ArcGIS. They have recently released their training materials, now updated for 10.1, that were updated by their Geospatial Center of Excellence, Rand. Thought they may be of use to some of you!

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LAPD Tries Crime Predicting Software

“The software creates a “heat map” that was found to be more accurate than seasoned police veterans at predicting where crimes would happen next …”

Link to article in Government Technology – http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/Los-Angeles-Police-Getting-Results-from-Crime-Predicting-Software.html

Link to MIT Technology Review article – http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428354/la-cops-embrace-crime-predicting-algorithm/