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Put Me In Chief, I'M Ready To Play, Sincerely, Your Crime Analyst (Article)

Lt. Ronald W. Shreves (ret.) (2006). Written by a former LA County Sheriff's investigator with 33 years of experience, this article encourages police administrators to make better use of crime analysts and to give them a bigger stake in the operations of the department.

Why Law Enforcement Agencies Need An Analytical Function (Article)

BJA (DOJ) (2005). Analysis is an integral part of every major investigation an agency opens. Often, small pieces of information that may appear insignificant can be a major part of a larger picture. The analytical function organizes these critical pieces of data and creates valuable and meaningful products to assist law enforcement in solving cases and prosecuting criminals. Included here are 9 fundemental reasons every law enforcement decision maker should read regarding the use and value of analysis.

Mapping And Corrections: Management Of Offenders With Gis (Article)

Jaishankar Karuppannan (2005). Criminal Justice organizations across the world uses computers for mapping with greatly increased capacity and applies Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a powerful tool for displaying where problems and resources are and for mobilizing action. With GIS/GPS (Global Positioning Systems), the modern criminal justice organizations now have a new array of tools for combating crime and managing offenders. As applications of GIS have grown, corrections too have begun to utilize this potent technology. GIS helps the correctional administrators both inside and outside the correctional institutions. GIS plays a significant role in the management of offenders. This article gives an overview of GIS in corrections, examines the state of GIS technology in the correctional administration of United States, and highlights the need for the implementation of GIS technology in correctional institutions in the developed and developing countries.

Locational Precision In Crime Analysis: A Case Study In Baltimore County, Maryland (Article)

Philip Canter and Keith Harries (2003). The IACA has partnered with the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA) to collaborate with them in their professional journal, Justice Research and Policy (JRP). This sample is a recent JRP article by Philip Canter and Keith Harries.

Making Access Accessible: Using Dreamweaver In Crime Analysis (Article)

Jim Mallard (2005). This is the manual for the 2005 IACA conference presentation entitled, "Making Access Accessible". This manual will show you how to use Dreamweaver MX 2004 to connect to an Access database and retrieve data for display on a web page.

Gis/gps In Law Enforcement Master Bibliography - 2nd Edition (Article)

Donald Albert (2003). A comprehensive collection of books, articles, reports,
and conference proceedings pertinent to GIS and GPD in law enforcement. This document can also be found at http://www.policeforum.org

Crime Analysis Major - Master Of Science In Criminal Justice Degree (Article)

Mark Stallo (2005). The Tiffin Masters Degree concentrates on developing the practical skills necessary to retain or gain a career in crime analysis. The skills that are taught during the one year curriculum consist of the same skills that are considered essential by the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) Certification Committee. The crime analysis major has five crime analysis related course, plus five additional classes to supplement the knowledge base for a Criminal Justice Masters Degree.

The 15th Annual Iaca Training Conference "building Knowledge And Gaining Expertise" (Article)

Mary Garrand (2005). The 15th Annual International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) conference will take place in Arlington, Virginia from September 21 – 24, 2005. This year’s conference theme is “Building Knowledge and Gaining Expertise.” With the increasing and evolving demands on law enforcement, analysts are now tasked with not only analyzing crime patterns and trends, but also with identify solutions to a variety of problems.

Overcoming Hostility To Crime Analysis: Advice From Iaca Members" (Article)

Chris Bruce (2004). Chris Bruce has compiled advice from IACA members regarding the resistance that many analysts experience. He presents us with ideas about understanding the hostility and recommendations for overcoming it.

How To Concatenate And Trim Fields In Microsoft Excel (Article)

Sean Bair (Unk). A tutorial that guides readers through the Microsoft Excel functions that concatenate (join together) and trim fields.

Crime Analysis And Community-Based Policing: Mere Reflections In The Same Mirror (Article)

Bryan Hill (2003). Explores the relationship between crime analysis and community policing, noting that the processes required by both are in fact identical.

Crime Analysis In America: Findings And Recommendations (Article)

Timothy O'Shea (2003). Controversial COPS publication reviews the current state of crime analysis in America's police agencies and makes several recommendations for re-structuring the profession.

Geographic Information Analysis: From Gis To Gia (Article)

Sean Bair (2000). Advocates for the application of more advanced analytical methods to GIS. Reviews the uses and benefits of the Animal Movements Extension to ArcView GIS.

Geographical Information Systems Assessment: Theories Of Crime And Gis-Critical Analysis Of Caps And Compstat (Article)

Noelle Matthews (2003). Critical analysis of Lakeland Police Department’s current GIS method called Crime Analysis and Problem Solving (CAPS) and New York City Police Department’s method called Compstat (Computer Statistics) and their role in criminal intelligence analysis.

Getting To The Point: Data Scrubbing And Cleaning 101 (Article)

Sean Bair (2002). An introduction to data cleaning for crime mapping, including identifying common address errors and repairing them with both manual and automated methods.

Narrowing The Search: Utilizing A Probability Grid In Tactical Analysis (Article)

Bryan Hill (2001). This paper addresses the use of the “probability grid method” (PGM) as it pertains to tactical crime analysis in the ArcView Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environment. A specific robbery series from the metro Phoenix, Arizona area is analyzed by applying the PGM process.

The Use Of Dynamic Spatio-Temporal Analytical Techniques To Resolve Emergent Crime Series (Article)

Dan Helms (2000). Reviews several movement analysis techniques, drawn from other disciplines, that can assist crime analysts with crime series

Identifying Crime Patterns (Article)

Christopher Bruce (2002). A review of the different methods--report review, thresholds, and crime mapping--that analysts use to identify crime patterns

Advanced Crime Mapping Topics (Article)

CMAP (2001). A series of short crime mapping articles written by a group of analysts and educators who participated in an invitational symposium. Topics are in four categories: investigative analysis, discrete site analysis, problem-solving, and resource allocation.

Problem-Solving Partnerships And The Sara Model (Article)

Peggy Call (Unk). A brief review of the SARA model of community policing and its applicability to problem-solving.

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