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NCJ Number: 91745 Find in a Library
Title: Ongoing Development of Crime Analysis Units
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:52  Issue:10  Dated:(October 1983)  Pages:8-14
Author(s): P Bellmio
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 7
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Annotation: This article recommends approaches for the establishment and implementation of a successful crime analysis unit within a police department.
Abstract: It addresses the crucial issue of selecting staff and providing ongoing training opportunities for them as well as considerations to be made at the operational stages of the unit regarding data collection, collation, analysis, dissemination, and feedback. Emphasis is placed on the ability of crime analysts to interact and communicate with line officers, be innovative and flexible in their data collection and collation approaches as well as productive in creating and disseminating their analyses. Feedback and evaluation of the crime analysis unit is also deemed important for establishing its functionality within the departments. Two footnotes, a supplemental data source list for crime analysis units, and a checklist for assessing crime analysis products are provided.
Index Term(s): Crime analysis; Police information systems; Police management; Police personnel
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