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29th 30th July 2008. Manchester Central, Manchester.

Call for Abstracts: conference presentations and posters

The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London, is pleased to announce its call for abstracts for the 6th UK National Crime Mapping Conference, on the 29th-30th July 2008. The conference will be held at the Manchester Central Conference Centre, Manchester, M2 3GX rather than in London where all previous conferences have been held.

The National Crime Mapping Conference is the only conference in the UK that brings together those working in the Police, Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships, Government Departments, the Regional Offices, academia and technology companies who are interested in or want to find out more about the benefits of crime mapping for supporting policing and crime reduction. The Conference attracts delegates from across the UK and overseas, and feedback from previous events has always been extremely positive.

Why should you present?
The conference gives you the opportunity to present your work, share your experiences and knowledge, demonstrate new innovations and benefit from networking with other crime mapping practioners. Presenters that are selected for the conference will also receive a free delegate pass for the 2-day event.

Abstracts for presentations or posters should be relevant to one of the following conference themes:
* Crime mapping in support of intelligence product generation, neighbourhood policing, problem-solving and crime reduction
* Operational, tactical, performance review, investigative, or strategic applications of crime mapping
* Crime mapping and GIS in support of partnership working and information sharing
* Crime mapping in space and time
* Predictive crime mapping
* Geographical profiling
* Web-based developments in crime mapping, including the publishing of crime statistics to the public
* Managing offenders
* Successes in the field: case studies of crime mapping implementation and application
* Research and techniques in geographical crime analysis
* Spatial data quality and new uses of geographic information in crime analysis
* Challenges in developing crime mapping in police forces or CDRPs
* Innovation in new crime mapping technology
* Mobile GIS and incident data collection
* Crime mapping and environmental criminology theory

We are also keen to receive abstracts from speakers who presented at our previous Crime Mapping Conferences and who can describe progress on their work, and from previous conference delegates who in their feedback wish to see a particular focus at the Conference here is your opportunity to help directly shape our next event!

Your abstract should:
* be no longer than 500 words
* describe the nature of your work/solution
* describe who has been using this work/solution
* include paper title, author name, author affiliation, author contact details, and 5 key words that describe your work/solution.

Presentations at the conference are usually 20 minutes in length with an additional 5-10 minutes for questions.

Please submit your abstract by using the online form at www.uk-cmc.org

Best presentation award: The best conference paper will receive the UCL Jill Dando Institute Crime Mapping Award, and a prize valued at approximately 200.

How to submit a POSTER
Posters will not involve a full presentation but will ideally be supported with a short paper (1000 words) or other literature that describes the work. Posters will be arranged around the lobby area of the conference with their authors on call during the lunch breaks to answer any questions that delegates may have. Posters should be no larger than A1 in size. If you are interested in submitting a poster then please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (clearly indicating that it is a poster you wish to submit). Your abstract should include author name, affiliation, and contact details.

Please submit your abstract by using the online form at www.uk-cmc.org

The deadline for paper and poster abstract submissions is 6pm, Friday 23rd May 2008.

If you have any questions about your abstract submission then please contact Spencer Chainey (Conference Chair) T: 020 7679 0806 E: s.chainey@ucl.ac.uk

Conference partners
The 2008 conference is being organised in partnership with the Home Office, ACPO, NPIA, IGGI, UCL, the AGI, Government Offices and many police forces and CDRPs.

More details
If you are not submitting an abstract but would like to register your details to ensure you receive updates and more information about the conference then please contact:

Lisa Tompson (UCL) l.tompson@ucl.ac.uk

Exhibition and sponsorship
If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference or taking advantage of one of our sponsorship opportunities then please contact:

Spencer Chainey T: 020 7679 0806 E: s.chainey@ucl.ac.uk

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