Spatial Justice: Spatial Dynamics of Crime, Group and Social Service
Track: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
Authors: Christopher Magno
This paper explores spatial relationships among incidents of crime, existence of neighborhood watch groups and presence of social service in Erie PA. It employs GIS to answer these 3 questions: Is there a relationship between crime and the existence of social services? Does access to social services mitigate against the occurrence of crime detected in Erie? What if any relationships emerge among neighborhood watch groups, social service institutions and the incidence of crime?