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Forensic GIS

The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence

Elmes, Gregory A., Roedl, George, Conley, Jamison (Eds.)

2014, X, 310 p. 91 illus., 67 illus. in color.

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  • Written for researchers, practitioners and students
  • Includes real case studies
  • First and only book discussing the use of geospatial technologies in crime investigation and litigation
  • Discusses a wide range of technologies and applications
  • Provides current information on legal considerations for geospatial technologies in investigation and litigation
A variety of disciplines and professions have embraced geospatial technologies  for collecting, storing, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatial data to investigate crime, prosecute and convict offenders, exonerate suspects, and submit evidence in civil lawsuits. The applications, acceptability and relevance, and procedural legality of each geospatial technologies vary. The purpose of this book is to explain the nature of geospatial technologies, demonstrate a variety of geospatial applications used to investigate and litigate civil and criminal activities, and to provide a reference of current acceptability of geospatial technology in the production of evidence. This book is an introductory overview designed to appeal to researchers and practitioners across disciplinary boundaries. The authors of this book are researchers and practitioners across disciplines and professions, experts in the field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Crime Scene Investigation - Digital Evidence - Forensic GIS - Geographic Analysis - Geographic Information Technology

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Criminology & Criminal Justice - Geographical Information Systems - Information Systems and Applications

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