Social Disorganization and Crisis Intervention: A Spatial Analysis

Paper presented at The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA, 04 November 2009

Cindy Stewart

“Responding to Watson, et al’s (2008) hypotheses related to social disorganization and police intervention with persons in mental health crisis, this study utilizes spatial analysis to address whether Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) responses vary across geographic areas. GIS mapping is utilized to test whether factors of social disorganization play a role in crisis intervention outcomes.”