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  NCJ Number: NCJ 221791     Find in a Library
  Title: Integrated Intelligence and Crime Analysis: Enhanced Information Management for Law Enforcement Leaders
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Jerry H. Ratcliffe Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Police Foundation
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2007
  Page Count: 50
  Annotation: This report presents the information necessary for police managers to implement change that embraces the collection, analysis, and sharing of information that improves the quality of strategies and deployment of resources that address the broad range of crimes being committed within and across law enforcement jurisdictions.
  Abstract: Stemming from the work of the 2005 Forum on Intelligence and Crime Analysis, this report first describes the various roles that criminal intelligence and crime analysis play in the modern law enforcement environment. It then explains why the current situation in most police departments of separating key agency functions hinders effective policing based in the comprehensive collection, analysis, and sharing of intelligence data. Another persistent problem identified in this report is the lack of interaction among the work products of intelligence analysts, crime analysts, and the police managers who develop and implement the agency strategies and deployments. The report argues for an integrated analysis model that combines the functions of crime analysis and criminal intelligence and that avoids analytical processes that separate information on offenders from information on the crimes they commit. In supporting this argument, the report identifies a range of ways that this integrated model can help decisionmakers. It presents a number of examples that demonstrate this approach. The report also contains practical recommendations for police departments that desire to better integrate these necessary functions and become more intelligence-led and problem-focused. A listing of 9 resources, 18 references, and biographies of participants in the Forum on Intelligence and Crime Analysis
  Main Term(s): Community policing
  Index Term(s): Intelligence acquisition ; Police intelligence operations ; Intelligence analysis ; Crime analysis ; Problem-Oriented Policing
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2005-CK-WX-K004
  Publication Number: ISBN 1-884614-21-3
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
US Dept of Justice
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145 N Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
  Type: Technical Assistance
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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