Criminal Justice Mapping
- Reveal hidden patterns and realities that tables and charts leave unrecognized.
- Create place-based measures of performance that build shared goals among separate agencies.
- Provide compelling visualizations of policies that are easily understood by a wide variety of constituents.
his is the group that mapped the so-called "Million Dollar Blocks" a few years ago, which stirred up so much discussion and newspaper reporting, and brought this important issue to the attention of the public. A million dollar block is a neighborhood or block with enough imprisoned residents that one million dollars or more is being spent on prison costs to incarcerate them. In Brooklyn, NYC, for instance, some 35 blocks have this high concentration of prisoners.
Map Source: The Village Voice, November 16, 2004, "Million Dollar Blocks: The Neighborhood Costs of America's Prison Boom" http://www.november.org/stayinfo/breaking2/Millions.html
They also maintain an interactive Justice Atlas at http://www.justiceatlas.org/