Crime and Intelligence Analysis: An Integrated Real-Time Approach covers everything crime analysts and tactical analysts need to know to be successful. Providing an overview of the criminal justice system as well as the more fundamental areas of crime analysis, the book will enable students and law enforcement personnel to better understand criminal behavior, learn the basics of conducting temporal analysis of crime patterns, use spatial analysis to better understand crime, apply research methods to crime analysis, and more successfully evaluate data and information to help predict criminal offending and solve criminal cases. Criminal justice and police academy students will learn how to be skilled and credible crime analysts who play a critical role in the daily operations of law enforcement.
Part I Crime and the Twenty-First Century
1 The Crime Problem
2 What Do We Know about Crime?
3 What Causes People to Commit Crimes?
Part II Law Enforcement—Then and Now
4 The Police and Law Enforcement—It’s Come a Long Way
5 Police Investigations in the Twenty-First Century
Part III Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis
6 An Introduction to Intelligence
7 Intelligence and the Tactical Analyst
8 Collecting Intelligence
9 Data Mining and Analyzing Intelligence
Part IV Crime Analysis
10 History and Types of Crime Analysis
11 Tactical Crime Analysis
12 Tactical Crime Analysis and Hot Spots Policing
13 Strategic Crime Analysis
14 Administrative Crime Analysis
15 Police Operations Crime Analysis
Part V Crime Analysis and the Future
16 Crime Analysis and the Future of Policing