Spatial Autocorrelation and Impacts on Criminology

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Title Spatial Autocorrelation and Impacts on Criminology
Author Townsley, Michael Kenneth
Journal Name Geographical Analysis
Year Published 2009
Place of publication United States
Publisher Wiley
Abstract Despite criminology's widespread application of geography, the full implications of Cliff and Ord's article have yet to be realized. In this essay the major types of spatial studies in criminology are outlined, followed by a depiction of the context of criminological research at the time the article was published. Next the major changes to the field occurring after the publication of Cliff and Ord's paper, focusing on technology advances and theory, are set out. Fortunately these changes mean the discipline is well placed to move beyond seeing the presence of spatial autocorrelation as a methodological issue that needs to be explained away.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.The definitive version is available at
Volume 41
Issue Number 4
Page from 452
Page to 461
ISSN 0016-7363
Date Accessioned 2010-02-26
Language en_AU
Research Centre ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Science
Subject Criminology; Human Geography
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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