Rime Mapping & Analysis Spatial Theories of Crime

Read/review the following resources for this activity:
TexChainey, S., & Ratcliffe, J. (2006). GIS and crime mapping. West Sussex, England:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-470-86098-4tbook: Chainey & Ratcliffe: Chapter 4
File: Mapping Crime Principle and Practice Ch 1 (in Course Documents)
Other academic resources/textbooks/articles that support spatial crime theories
Spatial theories of crime will be applied as a crime analyst, so it is important to understand them and how it supports GIS.
Activity Instructions
Chapter 4 in GIS and Mapping Crime provides an excellent example of spatial theory in practice. After reviewing this example and conducting additional research on spatial theory effectiveness, discuss the following theories and whether or not you think this is an effective tool in GIS analysis:
Routine activities theory
Rational choice theory
Brantinghamsa theory of environmental criminology

Writing Requirements (APA format)
3 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
1-inch margins
Double spaced
12-point Times New Roman font
References page