Chapter 13. Identifying the Neighbourhoods in Neighbourhood Policing: A Geodemographic Example of Knowledge-Based Policing

  1. Tom Williamson Visiting Professor chartered forensic psychologist former police officer Deputy Chief Constable Commander
  1. David Ashby PhD, MSc in geography and
  2. Dr Foster

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch13

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions

How to Cite

Ashby, D. and Foster (2008) Identifying the Neighbourhoods in Neighbourhood Policing: A Geodemographic Example of Knowledge-Based Policing, in The Handbook of Knowledge-Based Policing: Current Conceptions and Future Directions (ed T. Williamson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773215.ch13

Editor Information

  1. The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England

Author Information

  1. UCL Business PLC, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470028995

Online ISBN: 9780470773215

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Keywords:

  • neighbourhood policing and UK policing “regime drift”;
  • “new localism”, “neighbourhood” and “community”;
  • Vulnerable Localities Index (VLI);
  • ACORN classification;
  • social similarity and locational proximity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • GIS and Geodemographics in Policing

  • Classifying Neighbourhoods and Communities

  • Three Themes for Geodemographics in Policing

  • Discussion and Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Further Reading