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  NCJ Number: NCJ 217502     Find in a Library
  Title: Using Analysis for Problem-Solving: A Guide Book for Law Enforcement
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Timothy S. Bynum
  Date Published: 2006
  Page Count: 70
  Annotation: Based on the experiences of law enforcement agencies that participated in the Problem-Solving Partnerships Program, this guidebook provides police practitioners with a resource for conducting problem analysis.
  Abstract: Problem-solving is based in the belief that patterns and trends that reflect the causes of a problem can be discovered. Analysis is the key to detecting these patterns and planning an effective response. According to Herman Goldstein, "Analysis requires the acquisition of detailed information about offenders, victims, and others who may be involved in a problem, the time of occurrence, locations, details about the physical environment, the motivations, gains and losses of all involved parties, and the results of current responses." This guidebook first discusses the creation of the foundation for analysis. This section addresses the order of analysis, the analysis team, the generation of useful analysis questions, analysis length, principles of analysis, and impediments to conducting analysis. The guidebook then focuses on analysis tools for problem-solving. Topics covered include police data, designing and conducting surveys, focus groups, interviews, environmental surveys, observations, and mapping. Other issues considered are the role of community partners in analysis, the reporting of analysis results, and transition to response. 9 references and 24 recommended readings
  Main Term(s): Police crime analysis training
  Index Term(s): Crime analysis ; Community policing ; Problem-Oriented Policing
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 97-CK-WXK-001
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  Type: Instructional Material
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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