For this unit’s Complete assignment, write a comprehensive scholarly essay (minimum 1500 words) in which you analyze, explain, and apply these concepts in the context of a law enforcement crime mapping issue. You must incorporate and cite, using correct APA citation format, at least four different scholarly research sources. Be sure your essay demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections from this unit. In-text citations must be used in the body of your essay, and all research sources must be fully cited at the conclusion of your essay. Correct APA citation formats must be used. Your essay should include the following elements:
- Identify and discuss the different types of hotspot analysis described in Chapter 11. Select two of the types of analysis and compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses.
- Discuss the three basic categories of maps that are developed in the crime analysis process. Provide examples of different issues which might require each type of map.
- Identify and describe two salient issues in the varied efforts of mapping crimes for two distinct audiences, their purposes and recommended types of presentation.
- Discuss why are tactical maps so important? What are some of the barriers to creating effective tactical maps?