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Title: A study of predictors and the extent of web-based crime mapping adoption by a police agency
Authors: Leong, K
Chan, SCF 
Keywords: IT adoption
Crime mapping
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd
Source: Security journal, 2014, v. 27, no. 4, p. 421-442 How to cite?
Journal: Security journal 
Abstract: Although many new web-based crime mapping solutions have been developed and are available in the market, there are only very few studies focusing on web-based crime mapping. On the basis of a review of the police agencies in the world's top 100 highest GDP cities, nine major types of web-based crime mapping functions are summarized. Furthermore, we also found that three predictors - number of employees, range of computerized information used and recruit training hours - are positively correlated with the extent of web-based crime mapping adoption, in which recruit training hours is the most influential predictor. This finding might indicate that if a policymaker wishes a police agency to adopt a wider extent of web-based crime mapping, promoting a positive culture of policing service might be more effective than simply assigning more budget and manpower to police agencies. We believe that this is the first time that a study like this has been conducted to review and to discuss the trend and predictors of web-based crime mapping adoption.
ISSN: 0955-1662
DOI: 10.1057/sj.2012.37
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