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NCJ Number: 83077 Find in a Library
Title: Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program, Colorado Springs Breakout Summation
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The film summarizes suggestions regarding the successful implementation of the Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program (ICAP). Suggestions involve the correct organizational location of the crime analysis unit, its staffing and data collection functions, automation, and evaluation planning.
Abstract: The crime analysis unit should be located in an area where users will have access. A formal quality control procedure should be instituted within the police department so that police offense reports will contain information pertinent for analysis. Offense report forms should be revised if the information needed is lacking, and patrol officers should be encouraged to cooperate in devising new forms. Crime analysis information should be responsive to user needs and should be credible. Investigators should be encouraged to use crime analysis information and to contribute to it. A verbal exchange between analysts and users is suggested to enhance the information's quality. A manual system must be fully implemented and understood by all actors involved before crime analysis can be automated. Crime analysis information must be timely and operational files prioritized. Manpower resources are limited and thus must be carefully allocated. There must be rapport between prosecutors and the police in order for ICAP to be a success. Crime analysis can aid patrol officers by coordinating cases, identifying crime patterns, and pointing out high crime areas/targets.
Index Term(s): Automation; Crime analysis; Data collections; Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Police manpower deployment
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