created a sense of urgency about fighting crime that never has left the NYPD.
Most importantly, CompStat
has ignored measurement of other core functions.
led to a host of similar applications for data usage in the public sector.
was developed in New York City in the 1990s and has spread to more than half of the country's major police forces.
I show how policing actors fused apartheid and COMPSTAT
ideals into an immanent alternative to a sovereign/Westphalian cartographic scheme, and reveal the points of contrast and conflict between these different geopolitical forms.
This edition has a revised appendix tutorial on Microsoft Excel for common analyses; new chapters on the basics of cartography and police methodologies and their impact on crime mapping, including the Compstat
process, intelligence-led policing, and problem-oriented policing; and new and shorter exercises using ArcGIS 10, Microsoft Office, and CrimeStat, and data that can be used to develop custom exercises.
His resume includes the continued implementation of his predecessor William Bratton's remarkably efficient CompStat
system, his record of stopping terror dead in the city, and massive crime reductions across the five boroughs.
At the top of the list was the New York Police Department's innovative new experiment, CompStat
To illustrate his thesis that evolutionary learning occurs when reflexivity and communication prevail, Ansell turns to the New York Police Department's CompStat
restructuring of the early 1990s.
As New York Magazine's Chris Smith illustrated in detail last spring, "The heat put on supervisors in CompStat
gets passed to middle management, then on to the cops in the street.
6) Developed in the 1990s in the New York City Police Department, Compstat
, which compares statistics used to track data, is an agencywide strategy for keeping police managers accountable for crime in their precincts.
Eighteen years after the start of the much-vaunted CompStat
system of data-driven crime fighting, the Police Department - where I served from 1983 to 2004 - has become a top-down, micromanaged bureaucracy in which precinct commanders are pitted against one another and officers are challenged to match or exceed what they did the previous year, month and week.