skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


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
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.