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NCJ Number: 66146 Find in a Library
Title: CRIME ANALYSIS - A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
United States of America
Editor(s): M N EMIG; R O HECK; M KRAVITZ
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-023-77
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY CLARIFIES THE ROLE OF CRIME ANALYSIS AND PRESENTS OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICE WITH REFERENCES DESCRIBING ITS APPLICATION AT SEVERAL LEVELS: RESOURCE DEPLOYMENT, INVESTIGATION, AND APPREHENSION.
Abstract: CRIME ANALYSIS REFERS TO THE SET OF SYSTEMATIC, ANALYTICAL PROCESSES THAT PROVIDE TIMELY, PERTINENT INFORMATION ABOUT CRIME PATTERNS AND CRIME TREND CORRELATIONS. IT IS PRIMARILY A TACTICAL TOOL. PATROL REPORTS AND CRIME RECORDS FURNISH DATA ABOUT CRIME SCENES, WEAPONS, MODUS OPERANDI, STOLEN OR GETAWAY VEHICLES, AND SUSPECTS. ANALYZING AND COMPARING DATA ON FILE WITH THOSE ON CURRENT CASES CAN GIVE PATROL OFFICERS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES IN THEIR BEAT AREAS. THIS INCLUDES DEVELOPING CRIME PATTERNS, STOLEN PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS, AND SUSPECT IDENTITIES. USING THIS INFORMATION, PATROLS CAN BETTER DEPLOY RESOURCES. THE MATERIALS IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY DEFINE AND EXPLAIN CRIME ANALYSIS AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION AS A TACTICAL TOOL. HOWEVER, CRIME ANALYSIS CAN ALSO HAVE STRATEGIC AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS, AS DISCUSSED IN MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THE SECOND PART OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHY. FINALLY, CRIME ANALYSIS IS A PLANNING TOOL FOR POLICE EXECUTIVES AND COMMUNITY ADMINISTRATORS. THIS USE IS HIGHLIGHTED IN MATERIALS CITED IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY'S FINAL SECTION. AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE TOOL, CRIME ANALYSIS AIDS IN LONG-RANGE PLANNING AND POLICY FORMULATION. LINEAR ANALYSIS OF CRIME PATTERNS AND TRENDS, FOR EXAMPLE, CAN PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE SUCCESS OF PAST ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS AND SUGGESTS NEW DIRECTIONS AND NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS. THE BIBLIOGRAPHY WITH ABSTRACTS CONTAINS 52 CITATIONS SELECTED FROM THE NCJRS COLLECTION. THEY REFER TO BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND REPORTS PUBLISHED MAINLY IN THE 1970'S. TITLE, AUTHOR, AND SUBJECT INDEXES ARE PROVIDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); Planning; Police manpower deployment; Trend analysis
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