Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping
Santos, Rachel Boba
384 p. 25 cm
The only introductory core text for crime analysis, this must-have resource presents readers with opportunities to apply theory, research methods, and statistics to careers that support and enhance the effectiveness of modern policing.
Table of Contents
Preface About the Author PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF CRIME ANALYSIS Chapter 1: Crime Analysis and the Profession Definition of Crime Analysis Definitions of GIS and Crime Mapping History of Crime Analysis History of Crime Mapping Research on Crime Analysis and Crime Mapping: 2000 to Present Crime Analysis as a Career Track Developing and Improving a Crime Analysis Unit Crime Analysis Profiles Challenges and the Future of Crime Analysis Summary Points Exercises Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations of Crime Analysis Environmental Criminology Law of Crime Concentration Repeat Victimization, Near Repeats, and the 80/20 Rule Situational Crime Prevention Displacement and Diffusion of Benefits Opportunity Summary Points Exercises Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Policing and the Role of Crime Analysis Research on Crime Analysis and Crime Reduction Stratified Policing: Framework for Crime Analysis Conclusion Summary Points Exercises PART II: CRIME ANALYSIS PROCESS, DATA, AND PURPOSE Chapter 4: Crime Analysis Process and Application The Crime Analysis Process Types of Crime Analysis Summary Points Exercises Chapter 5: Crime Analysis Data and Technology Key Terms Databases Used in Crime Analysis Primary Data Collection Data Considerations Hardware and Software Considerations Summary Points Exercises Chapter 6: Geographic Data and Crime Mapping Geographic Data Crime Mapping Techniques Summary Points Exercises Chapter 7: Crime Analysis Purpose and Audience Crime Analysis Purpose Crime Analysis Audiences Crime Analysis Typology Situational Awareness Examples Crime Reduction Examples Summary Points Exercises PART III: TACTICAL CRIME ANALYSIS Chapter 8: Repeat Incidents and Tactical Data Collection Repeat Incidents Collection and Collation of Tactical Crime Analysis Data Summary Points Exercises Chapter 9: Pattern Identification Process Pattern Identification Methodology Identifying Investigative Leads Clearing Cases Conclusion Summary Points Exercises Chapter 10: Identifying Meaningful and Useful Patterns Persons Crime and Property Crime Potential Responses to Patterns by Police Identifying Meaningful Patterns Conclusion Summary Points Exercises Chapter 11: Describing and Disseminating Known Patterns Describing Known Patterns Pattern Bulletins Summary Points Exercises PART IV: STRATEGIC CRIME ANALYSIS Chapter 12: Analyzing Problems, Process and Statistics Methodology: SARA Process Basic Statistics Used in Crime Analysis Conclusion Summary Points Exercises Chapter 13: Analyzing Problems, Application of Techniques, Part I What Is the Nature of the Problem? How Frequently Is the Problem Occurring? Has the Problem Increased or Decreased? When Is the Problem Happening? Summary Points Exercises Chapter 14: Analyzing Problems, Application of Techniques, Part II Where Is the Problem Occurring? Who Are the Victims and Does Repeat Victimization Exist? Who Are the Offenders and Does Repeat Offending Exist? Why Is the Problem Occurring? Summary Points Exercises Chapter 15: Strategic Crime Analysis Results and Dissemination Choosing Analysis Information to Disseminate Strategic Crime Analysis Products Practical Examples Summary Points Exercises PART V: ADMINISTRATIVE CRIME ANALYSIS Chapter 16: Administrative Crime Analysis: Crime Analysis for Accountability Crime Reduction Accountability Crime Reduction Goal Development Crime Analysis for Weekly Action-Oriented Accountability Meetings Crime Analysis for Monthly Evaluation-Oriented Accountability Meetings Crime Analysis for Assessment of Agency Goals Summary Points Exercises Glossary References Index