عنوان مقاله [English]
Since the processing of location information in the form of a map makes its understanding quick and easy and is an effective factor in the analysis of spatial issues, crime mapping has during the last decades been of interest to various law enforcement and judicial organizations as well as relevant scientific and research institutions in different countries of the world, especially advanced countries in the western world. The present paper seeks to clarify this issue by examining two common ways in this regard. The first method of crime mapping is through the GIS computer software, and the second method is the location - or land-based - naming of information obtained from various sources and their retrieval through map referral. It also emphasizes how the above-mentioned methods can, during their evolution, help police and related organizations, especially detectives and criminologists, in the future.