Become A Problem Solving Crime Analyst

Author: Ronald Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135898944
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Crime analysis has become an increasingly important part of policing and crime prevention, and thousands of specialist crime analysts are now employed by police forces worldwide. This is the first book to set out the principles and practice of crime analysis, and is designed to be used both by crime analysts themselves, by those responsible for the training of crime analysts and teaching its principles, and those teaching this subject as part of broader policing and criminal justice courses. The particular focus of this book is on the adoption of a problem solving approach, showing how crime analysis can be used and developed to support a problem oriented policing approach – based on the idea that the police should concentrate on identifying patterns of crime and anticipating crimes rather than just reacting to crimes once they have been committed. In his foreword to this book, Nick Ross, presenter of BBC Crime Watch, argues passionately that crime analysts are 'the new face of policing', and have a crucial part to play in the increasingly sophisticated police response to crime and its approach to crime prevention – 'You are the brains, the expert, the specialist, the boffin.'

Environmental Criminology And Crime Analysis

Author: Richard Wortley
Publisher: Willan
ISBN: 1136308458
Size: 67.95 MB
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Environmental criminology is a generic label that covers a range of overlapping perspectives. At the core, the various strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of these environmental influences are the key to the effective investigation, control and prevention of crime. Environmental Crime and Crime Analysis brings together for the first time the key contributions to environmental criminology to comprehensively define the field and synthesize the concepts and ideas surrounding environmental criminology. The chapters are written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field. Each chapter will analyze one of the twelve major elements of environmental criminology and crime analysis. This book will be essential reading for both practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in this subject.

Encyclopedia Of Community Policing And Problem Solving

Author: Kenneth J. Peak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506318177
Size: 50.41 MB
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Community policing, as a philosophy, supports the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues, including crime, social disorder, and fear of crime—as opposed to responding to crime after it occurs. Community policing expands the traditional police mandate. It broadens the focus of fighting crime to include solving community problems and forming partnerships with people in the community so average citizens can contribute to the policing process. Originating during police reform efforts of the 1970s, the philosophy of community policing is currently widespread and embraced by many citizens, police administrators, scholars, and local and federal politicians. What sorts of collaborative partnerships have evolved between policing agencies and the individuals and communities they serve? How do police departments engage in systematic examination of identified problems to develop effective responses? How have police departments aligned their organizational structures to best support community partnerships and proactive problem solving? Just how effective have efforts at community policing been? These questions and more are explored within the pages of this new reference work. Features: A collection of 150 to 175 entries are organized in A-to-Z fashion in one volume available in both electronic and print formats. Signed entries, authored by significant figures in the field, each conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Brief "What Works" case studies within appropriate entries profile community policing programs and strategies as tried in various cities and communities. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic "Reader's Guide" in the front matter groups related entries by broad topic areas (e.g., Foundations; Methods & Practices; Legislation & National Organizations; Changing Agency Culture; Planning & Implementation; Training & Curriculum; Assessment & Evaluation; etc.). Also included in the front matter, a Chronology provides students with historical perspective of the development of community policing. The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix listing classic books, journals, and associations, followed by a comprehensive Index.

Situational Prevention Of Organised Crimes

Author: Ronald V. Clarke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134030940
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Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime. Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has previously been published about its role in reducing organised crimes. This collection of case studies, by a distinguished international group of researchers, fills this gap by documenting the application of a situational prevention approach to a variety of organised crimes. These include sex trafficking, cigarette and drug smuggling, timber theft, mortgage fraud, corruption of private professionals and public officials, and subversion of tendering procedures for construction projects. By moving the focus away from the nature of criminal organisations to the analysis of the crimes committed by these organisations, the book opens up a fresh agenda for policy and research. Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes will be of interest to those tasked with tackling organised crime problems, as well as those interested in understanding the ways that organised crime problems have manifested themselves globally, and how law enforcement and other agencies might seek to tackle them in the future.

Environmental Organizational And Individual Determinants Of Crime Analysts Problem Solving Capacities

Author: Ishak Celik
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Crime analysis and mapping have become integral information processing practices in modern policing; nevertheless, very little empirical research has examined crime analysts' problem solving. This research surveyed crime analysts working for county/sheriff's departments and municipal/city police agencies in the U.S. The descriptive results revealed that there has been a shift from "bean counting" (O'Shea and Nicholls 2003, 244) in crime analysis towards 'bean categorizing,' which suggests that crime analysts need to utilize inferential and GIS statistics to improve their problem-solving capacities. This research examined the effects of individual characteristics of the analysts, organizational supportiveness and formalization in crime analysis, and environmental attributes on determining crime analysts' problem-solving abilities. Among individual attributes, experience and related focus of education were significant determinants of problem-solving capacities. While being female was a negative predictor for problem solving in crime analysis, certification in crime analysis and being a sworn analyst did not relate to the dependent variables. Among organizational characteristics, type and size of department did not relate to problem solving, but agency adoption of innovative policing strategies positively predicted crime analysts' use of several analysis and statistical techniques in crime analysis. Attributes of organizational supportiveness, such as feedback/communication and the use of external data sources, were strong determinants of problem-solving capabilities. In addition, forming a coherent and consistent unit was a stronger determinant of crime analysts' problem-solving capacities than having a formal crime analysis unit. The crime rate, used as an environmental variable, positively predicted crime analysts' use of different statistical techniques in crime analysis. Region (West) was partially and negatively associated with the problem-solving capacities of crime analysts. Contingency theory was utilized to reconcile individual, organizational, and environmental determinants of crime analysts' problem-solving capacities. Hierarchical regression analysis of the data showed that variables derived from contingency theory failed to explain the variation in crime analysts' problem-solving capacity. Instead, organizational and individual variables strongly explained the variation in dependent variables. Finally, implications of the research findings for theory in use and future studies, as well as for crime analysts, policy makers, and police managers, were discussed thoroughly.

Exploring Crime Analysis

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Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
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A manual for crime analysts and those interested in the profession, covering 20 essential crime analysis skills, written by some of the most experienced professionals in the field.

Crime Analysis For Problem Solvers In 60 Small Steps

Author: R. V. G. Clarke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781932582529
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This new manual, written by two leading crime prevention experts, is intended for crime analysts and other police officials working on problem oriented policing projects. It covers the basics of problem-oriented policing and shows how many new concepts developed to analyze crime patterns can sharpen understanding of crime and disorder problems. It also shows how the 25 techniques of situational crime prevention can greatly expand the problem-solving capacity of police. Finally, it gives guidance on ways to assess the effectiveness of action taken, including ways of testing for displacement.

Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping

Author: Rachel Boba Santos
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452289840
Size: 80.53 MB
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In the Third Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping author Rachel Boba Santos continues to provide a basic introduction to the field of crime analysis for students and practitioners, covering its history, key concepts, data, and techniques. Instead of focusing on specific technology or the use of it, the text focuses on fundamental concepts and their practical application as well as illustrative examples. As the only introductory core text book for crime analysis, this comprehensive text is used across the country to provide a foundation for students looking to enter the field as well as is the book that every crime analyst should read and have on the shelf for review and reference.

Liars And Outliers

Author: Bruce Schneier
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118239016
Size: 29.59 MB
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In today's hyper-connected society, understanding the mechanisms of trust is crucial. Issues of trust are critical to solving problems as diverse as corporate responsibility, global warming, and the political system. In this insightful and entertaining book, Schneier weaves together ideas from across the social and biological sciences to explain how society induces trust. He shows the unique role of trust in facilitating and stabilizing human society. He discusses why and how trust has evolved, why it works the way it does, and the ways the information society is changing everything.