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NCJ Number: 34013 Find in a Library
Title: IDENTIFICATION OF CRIME ANALYSIS TRAINING PROGRAMS AND POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME ANALYSIS UNIT OPERATIONS - POLICE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REPORT
Author(s): B B BYRD
Corporate Author: Westinghouse Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Westinghouse Justice Institute
Arlington, VA 22202
Contract Number: J-LEAA-003-76
Publication Number: 75-104
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT CONTAINS AN OVERVIEW ASSESSMENT OF TRAINING RESOURCES AVAILABLE IN THE TOPICAL AREA OF CRIME ANALYSIS AND A LIST OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND PERSONNEL WITH STRONG CRIME ANALYSIS CAPABILITIES.
Abstract: TRAINING RESOURCES OFFERED BY UNIVERSITIES, INSTITUTES, LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMIES, AND PRIVATE SOURCES WERE TO BE ASSESSED. ALSO TO BE INCLUDED IN THAT IDENTIFICATION WERE A DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE GOAL, CONTENT, DURATION, AND THE PERSONNEL PROVIDING INSTRUCTION. SOURCES OF TRAINING FOR OPERATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES THAT ARE DIRECTED SOLELY TO THE CRIME ANALYSIS PROCESS WERE FOUND TO BE ESSENTIALLY NONEXISTENT. A FEW TRAINING COURSES EXIST WHERE CRIME ANALYSIS OF VARYING DESCRIPTIONS IS INCLUDED AS A 1- OR 2-HOUR SEGMENT OF A PROGRAM HAVING EITHER A GENERAL OR DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT GOAL. ALSO, ELEMENTS OR TECHNIQUES OF CRIME ANALYSIS WERE FOUND AS PORTIONS OF TRAINING COURSES FOR OTHER DISCIPLINES, WHERE SOME OF THE TECHNIQUES ARE COMMON. HOWEVER, NO OFFERING WAS FOUND CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THAT PROVIDED IN-DEPTH TRAINING IN CRIME ANALYSIS, EITHER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OR PLANNING AGENCIES. NUMEROUS AGENCIES STATED THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN A CRIME ANALYSIS PROGRAM; HOWEVER, ON CLOSE EXAMINATION, IT WAS FOUND THAT FEW CAN BE DESCRIBED AS BEING COMPREHENSIVE OR CURRENT, OR HAVING A SOPHISTICATED AND EFFECTIVE PROGRAM. A LIST OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WITH CRIME ANALYSIS UNITS AND A LIST OF INDIVIDUALS, AGENCIES, AND ASSOCIATIONS CONTACTED BY THE CONSULTANT ARE APPENDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Police agencies; Police crime analysis training; Police education; Statistical analysis; Technical assistance reports; Techniques
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