Dyann Daley, who runs Cook Children's Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and her team are using Risk Terrain Modeling to forecast likely locations of child abuse in Fort Worth. "Amazingly, we were able to capture 98 percent of the cases that occurred in the future," Daley said. Their intention is to use this predictive modeling to target resources, not people. "Knowing where the risk clusters are provides an opportunity to align prevention services in the areas that need it most."
By Joel Caplan and Leslie Kennedy. June 2016. "This is one of those books that should be required reading for researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are interested in crime risk reduction." --Reviewer