Date of Award
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
A mixed methodological approach with two different analytic procedures and multiple data sources was used to examine narcotics hot spots. The first phase compares two methods of hot spots identification; the prediction model and the actual crimes. The second phase involves an intensive study to better understand the phenomenon of drug hot spots areas consistently shown to be repeat hot spots.
Balchak, Stefanie Wrae, "The geo-spatial analysis and environmental factors of narcotics hot spots" (2005). Theses Digitization Project. 2936.