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Geographies of Behavioural Health, Crime, and Disorder

The Intersection of Social Problems and Place

Editors: Lersch, Kim M., Chakraborty, Jayajit (Eds.)

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  • Unique reader on the geography of mental health, crime, and disorder
  • Focusses on the broad impact of geography on the overall community’s quality of life
  • Highlights methods used by crime analysts to identify geographic clusters of crime and disorder
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This book focuses on the intersection of place and overall community health thereby focusing on some of the most critical contemporary social problems, including the opioid crisis, suicide, socioeconomic status and ethnicity, mental illness, crime, homelessness, green criminology, and social and environmental justice. Scholars from a variety of disciplines, including geography, sociology, criminology, mental health, social work, and behavioural sciences discuss the importance of geography in our quality of life. Each chapter introduces the reader to an overview of the topic, presents theoretical frameworks and the most recent empirical evidence, and discusses real world policy implications. As such this book is a key resource for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners working in the field.

About the authors

Dr. Kim Lersch is a Professor of Criminology in the School of Information at USF.  In addition to her doctorate in Sociology from University of Florida, Dr. Lersch holds a Graduate Certificate in GIS from University of South Florida and has completed additional training in Risk Terrain Modeling (Rutgers University Center on Public Security) and Social Network Analysis (Common Operational Research Environment Lab, Naval Postgraduate School).  Over her 20 year career, Dr. Lersch has published dozens of book chapters, refereed journal articles, and research essays.  The fourth edition of her book, Space, Time and Crime (2015; with Tim Hart) was recently published.

Dr. Jayajit Chakraborty is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Socio-Environmental and Geospatial Analysis (SEGA) Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Chakraborty’s research interests are located at the intersection of hazards geography, health geography, and urban geography, and encompass a wide range of environmental and social issues. Specific topics include environmental justice, environmental health, hazards and disasters, racial/ethnic disparities, social vulnerability, sustainability, and urban environmental change. He has published more than 80 articles/book chapters and coedited two books, including the recently published The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Connecting Behavioral Health, Crime, and Neighborhood Disorder

    Pages 1-9

    Lersch, Kim M. (et al.)

  • The Geography of Mental Health: An Examination of Police Calls for Service

    Pages 13-36

    Lersch, Kim M. (et al.)

  • Improving Estimates of the Quantity and Quality of Persons Involved in the Opioid Crisis

    Pages 37-57

    Vaughan, A. D.

  • Crime Hot Spots, Crime Corridors and the Journey to Crime: An Expanded Theoretical Model of the Generation of Crime Concentrations

    Pages 61-86

    Brantingham, Paul J. (et al.)

  • Hot Spots of Crime: Methods and Predictive Analytics

    Pages 87-103

    Hart, Timothy C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographies of Behavioural Health, Crime, and Disorder
Book Subtitle
The Intersection of Social Problems and Place
Editors
  • Kim M. Lersch
  • Jayajit Chakraborty
Series Title
GeoJournal Library
Series Volume
126
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-33467-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-33467-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-33466-6
Series ISSN
0924-5499
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 209
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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