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9780789018670

Introduction to Crime Analysis: Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice

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    9780789018670

  • ISBN10:

    0789018675

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-09-16
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Successfully analyze crime at any level of law enforcement! This book is a practical resource guide for the development of crime analysis in local law enforcement. The tragedy of September 11, 2001, has raised awareness on how crucial it is to analyze information and intelligence. Smaller agencies that cannot financially justify hiring a full-time analyst will find strategies and techniques to teach officers the methods of analysis. Introduction to Crime Analysis: Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice provides basic tools and step-by-step directions that will improve the skills and knowledge of new crime analysts. From the editors: Military strategists have used analysis for centuries; it makes sense to know as much as possible about the enemy and about the conditions and causes of a situation if we hope to institute any kind of significant change for the better. Career criminals are the enemies of a community's well being. Now that advances in information technology give us the means and methods to fully examine and find meaningful knowledge in the vast amounts of existing information on crimes and criminals, we have an obligation to use our technological strength to protect innocent people. Systematic crime analysis as a law enforcement and public safety asset has become not only possible, but also truly necessary as a weapon in the war against crime.” Along with defining the various roles of the crime analyst, Introduction to Crime Analysis demonstrates how to: improve the personal skills necessary to make you a good crime analyst successfully work through the five stages--collection, collation, analysis, dissemination, and feedback and evaluation--of analysis select the appropriate crime mapping software for your agency evaluate the usefulness of your crime analysis products benefit from email discussion groups and professional associations create a crime analysis unit-including policies and procedures as well as marketing and funding This clearly written resource includes case studies, figures, and appendixes that will simplify the learning process. Links to Internet pages also offer resources and information beneficial to both new and experienced crime analysts. Introduction to Crime Analysis will benefit crime analysts, police officers, intelligence analysts, community groups focused on crime prevention, criminal justice students, and police departments and sheriff's agencies.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xv
Chapter 1. What Is Crime Analysis? 1(12)
The Challenge of Defining Crime Analysis
1(1)
The Present State of Crime Analysis in Law Enforcement
2(2)
Why Analyze Crime?
4(1)
Types of Crime Analysis
5(6)
Summary
11(1)
Suggested Readings
11(2)
Chapter 2. The Crime Analyst's Toolbox 13(16)
Overview
13(3)
Equipment
16(1)
Knowledge of the Law
16(1)
Knowledge of Investigative Processes
17(1)
Knowledge of Modern Policing Strategies
18(3)
Linkage Analysis
21(1)
Statistical Analysis
22(2)
Profiling
24(1)
Spatial Analysis
25(1)
Summary
26(1)
Suggested Readings
27(2)
Chapter 3. Moving Through the Stages of Crime Analysis 29(14)
Collection
29(2)
Collation
31(2)
Analysis
33(3)
Dissemination
36(2)
Feedback and Evaluation
38(2)
The Intelligence Cycle: Another View of the Stages of Analysis
40(1)
Summary
40(3)
Chapter 4. Geographic Information Systems: Issues and Resources 43(10)
Overview
43(1)
Points to Remember When Creating Crime Maps
44(2)
Mapping Other Data with Crime Data for Analysis
46(1)
Privacy Issues
47(2)
Resources for Crime Mapping
49(2)
Suggested Readings
51(2)
Chapter 5. Crime Analysis Products 53(8)
Creating Bulletins for Tactical Crime Analysis
53(8)
Types of Administrative Crime Analysis Reports
61(1)
Other Crime Analysis Products
62(1)
Intelligence Analysis Products
63(1)
Evaluation of Crime Analysis Products
63(2)
Resources for Crime Analysis Products
65
Chapter 6. Advice for the New Crime Analyst 61(26)
"A Day in the Life of a Crime Analyst"
67(2)
Tips for the New Crime Analyst
69(12)
"The Ten Commandments of Crime Analysis"
81(6)
Chapter 7. Creating a Crime Analysis Unit 87(26)
Policies and Procedures for Crime Analysis
87(1)
Considerations in Creating a Crime Analysis Unit
88(13)
Crime Analysis Units on the Web
101(1)
"Marketing" and Funding Crime Analysis
102(4)
How Do We Measure Success?
106(1)
Crime Analysis Success Stories
107(6)
Chapter 8. Education and Training Resources 113(10)
Overview
113(1)
Training Options for Those Employed in Law Enforcement
114(4)
Education and Training Offered by Colleges and Universities
118(5)
Chapter 9. Other Resources 123(8)
Recommended Agency Resources
123(3)
Recommended Publications
126(1)
Recommended Internet Sites
127(4)
Appendix. Examples of Crime Analysis Products 131(12)
Bibliography 143(8)
Index 151

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