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NCJ Number: 148588 Find in a Library
Title: Crime Analysis: From First Report to Final Arrest
Author(s): S Gottlieb; S Arenberg; R Singh
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 616
Sponsoring Agency: Alpha Publishing, California
Montclair, CA 91763
Publication Number: ISBN 0-9634773-0-7
Sale Source: Alpha Publishing, California
P.O. Box 8
Montclair, CA 91763
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended as a comprehensive guide and reference work for crime and intelligence analysts, patrol supervisors, investigators, community policing officers, and police administrators, this volume explains the nature and use of crime analysis and presents step-by-step instructions on crime analysis techniques and their use in managing patrol, investigative, and community policing operations.
Abstract: The text details a variety of techniques that can be used immediately to predict the date, times, and locations that criminals are likely to commit crimes again. The authors also demonstrate how to analyze exact-time and time- span crimes, calculate normal crime levels, present conflicting statistical findings, develop target profiles, and identify emerging or existing crime patterns and series. It also explains how to use crime analysis information to enhance the effectiveness of patrol, investigative, and community policing operations in an era of diminishing resources. Other sections explain how to design, implement, and operate a crime analysis unit and hire and train analysis personnel and how to calculate crime rates, case clearance rates, officer-to-population ratios, matching funds, and a variety of other law enforcement statistics. Tables, appended statistical tables, index, and 97 references (Publisher summary modified)
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime prediction; Investigative techniques; Police crime analysis training
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