Geotechnologies and the Environment

Forensic GIS

The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence

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

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Prof. Gregory A. Elmes is professor of Geography at the West Virginia University since 1994 and co-director of the West Virginia State GIS Technical Center since 1995. He has more than 30 years of experience in Geographical Information Systems and how to apply GIS techniques to societal issues (public health, industries, archeology, public safety, forensic…). He supervised many master and PhD students and is a very active scientist in the field.

George W. Roedl is PhD candidate at the West Virginia University and is specialized in Geographic Information Systems/Science, remote sensing, computer cartography. He has additional expertise in the role and application of geospatial technologies to disaster management and forensic analysis/investigation, including the legal aspects of geospatial technologies within the modern courtroom. He won more than 10 awards for his various researches and papers and is very active in the field (teaching, committees, publications).

Prof. Jamison F. Conley is assistant Professor of Geography at the West Virginia University. He is an international expert on statistics, algorithms and techniques for the analysis of spatial data. One of his interesting projects is spatial analysis of crime events, community surveys and physical neighborhood disorder to help understanding the dynamics of spatial patterns of crime. He also works on the interaction between toxic pollutant and public health and also on spatial patterns related to coffee fair trade. He has won many awards for his research and is actively involved in teaching and scientific committees.

Reviews

“This is a well-referenced university-level textbook on GIS principles, with many case studies. … The book examines in a new way the entire concept of GIS use. … This well-written book reads smoothly. I both admire and recommend it … . It is clearly the best--and maybe the first of its kind.” (Mordechai Ben-Menachem, Computing Reviews, January, 2015)

“Forensic GIS - The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime Providing Evidence is one of the most exciting and interesting books that I have read with respect to GIS. … this book would be of immense help to anyone using GPS, remote sensing, mapping, 3D and visualization methods who wants to further the value of their work within a regulatory, validation, crime and intelligence environment.” (Jeff Thurston, 3dvisworld.com, October, 2014)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Concepts, Principles, and Definitions

    Elmes, Gregory A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Geospatial Technologies in the Courtroom

    Roedl, George (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Spatial Tracking Applications

    Roedl, George (et al.)

    Pages 39-51

  • Spatial Technology Applications

    Roedl, George (et al.)

    Pages 53-70

  • Using Near Repeat Analysis for Investigating Mortgage Fraud and Predatory Lending

    Wilson, Ronald E. (et al.)

    Pages 73-103

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8757-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8756-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0122-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forensic GIS
Book Subtitle
The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence
Editors
  • Gregory A. Elmes
  • George Roedl
  • Jamison Conley
Series Title
Geotechnologies and the Environment
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8757-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8757-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8756-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0122-6
Series ISSN
2365-0575
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
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