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Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence (Book)

A variety of disciplines and professions have embraced geospatial technologies for collecting, storing, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatial data to investigate crime, prosecute and convict offenders, exonerate suspects, and submit evidence in civil lawsuits. The applications, acceptability and relevance, and procedural legality of each geospatial technologies vary. The purpose of this book is to explain the nature of geospatial technologies, demonstrate a variety of geospatial applications used to investigate and litigate civil and criminal activities, and to provide a reference of current acceptability of geospatial technology in the production of evidence. This book is an introductory overview designed to appeal to researchers and practitioners across disciplinary boundaries. The authors of this book are researchers and practitioners across disciplines and professions, experts in the field.

Price of Justice - Fiction (Book)

His focus is on solving the murders—until the unthinkable happens… Recently widowed, Austin Police Detective Jason Scarsdale works to solve the murders of two pedophiles, while trying to be both mother and father to his five-year-old daughter. During his investigation, Scarsdale is forced to navigate between the crosshairs of two police commanders out to get him. Drawn to Austin Police Crime Analyst, Dani Mueller, who has also suffered tragedy, Scarsdale fights both his attraction and his suspicions that something just isn’t right… She is hiding a secret, one that could not only cost her a job—it could end her life… Dani hides a deadly past.

Selecting The Best Analyst For The Job: A Model Crime Analyst Assessment Process For Law Enforcement Agencies (Book)

Karen L. Amendola and Greg Jones (2010). ISBN: . Description: The rapid growth in applications and usage of crime mapping and analysis in law enforcement agencies in recent years has increased job opportunities for new analysts. As crime analysis has become an established profession, there is a need for consensus about the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics and the extent of formalized training necessary for new analysts. Through various discussion channels, including in-house forums, focus groups, visits with crime analysis units, and participation at annual crime mapping conferences, the Police Foundation’s Crime Mapping and Problem Analysis Laboratory recognized the importance of creating hiring standards and a systematic and comprehensive hiring process for selecting highly capable crime analysts. This publication and accompanying appendices on CD-ROM focus on defining the job of a crime analyst and on a model procedure for selecting the best possible crime analyst for a law enforcement agency

Problem Analysis In Policing (Book)

Rachel Boba (2003). ISBN: . Description: This report introduces and defines problem analysis and provides guidance on how problem analysis can be integrated and institutionalized into modern policing practices. This report is not a “how to” guide on conducting problem analysis, but is a summary of ideas and recommendations about what problem analysis is, what skills and knowledge are necessary to conduct it, and how it can be advanced by the police community, academia, the federal government, and other institutions. The ideas and recommendations in this report come primarily from a two-day forum conducted in February 2002 by the Police Foundation and the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), in which a group of academics, practitioners, and policy makers came together to discuss problem analysis and make recommendations for its progress. This report is a culmination of the concepts and ideas that were discussed in the forum and includes specific, relevant statements made by participants.

Integrated Intelligence And Crime Analysis: Enhanced Information Management For Law Enforcement Leaders (Book)

Jerry H. Ratcliffe (2007). ISBN: . Description: Data and information about the criminal environment and criminal activity abound: the challenge is to corral this wealth of data into knowledge that can enhance decision making, improve strategies to combat crime, and increase crime prevention benefits. In other words, the aim is to convert data and information into actionable intelligence. This report is designed to identify the key challenges limiting criminal intelligence sharing, the aims of the integrated analysis model, and the way that all police departments, big or small, can work individually and collectively towards the new intelligence-led policing paradigm of modern policing.

It Strategic And Operational Controls (Book)

John Kyriazoglou, CICA, M.S., B.A (Hons) (2010). ISBN: . Description: BOOK SYNOPSIS

This book is about Information Technology (IT) Strategic and Operational Controls. IT controls enable and support all management levels of the organization (top, middle, and lower) to accomplish the IT strategic and operational goals of the organization. The book covers all the IT areas and is structured in ten chapters and a set of appendices, as noted below:


Vital information on how to systematically implement IT strategic and operational controls to support and enhance your organisation!

Nowadays, integrated information systems can significantly magnify the accrued benefits of a given project and greatly strengthen an organisation, but such benefits are balanced by a serious risk. If IT systems are not used in a disciplined manner they can create havoc and they frequently bring about unexpected results and catastrophe, as shown by the rise in security incidents and computer-based crimes.

Master IT controls concepts and issues. Written with practicality and convenience in mind, this book is an ideal tool for those without specialised technical expertise seeking to understand IT controls and their design, implementation, monitoring, review and audit issues.

Minimise risk and maximise benefits. This book provides a comprehensive guide to implementing an integrated and flexible set of IT controls in a systematic way. It can help organisations to formulate a complete culture for all areas which must be supervised and controlled; allowing them to simultaneously ensure a secure, high standard whilst striving to obtain the strategic and operational goals of the company.

Benefits to business include:
(1) Understand and control the associated risks of IT systems. This book contains practical advice and illustrates solutions to the
tremendously complicated problems of designing, implementing and auditing new and existing systems, making use of practical and easily customisable examples.
(2) Increase management’s aptitude to achieve operational goals. With well-controlled, integrated and robust IT systems, you can gain a comparative advantage in a
competitive environment, whilst ensuring that information is relevant, accurate and timely.
(3) Ensure high standards within your IT systems. For each covered aspect of control, this book provides audit programmes and checklists to help management and auditors
carry out reviews and audits. As an additional aid, there is an appendix comprising guidelines and examples of ‘how to enhance’ IT security, IT policies and ethical code.
Auditors will find reference to a large number of very relevant tools for use in auditing and reviewing IT operations.

Making use of a clear and pragmatic presentation, this book provides a thorough description of all elements of IT controls in a systematic and detailed way,
allowing managers, IT professionals, practitioners and auditors to customise examples to their own specific purpose. It is a comprehensive tool for anyone who
wishes to cement their understanding of IT controls and, most importantly, for those who aim to realise the full capacity of information systems, whilst rigorously controlling the concomitant risks.

Better Policing With Microsoft Office (2003 Version) (Book)

Mark A Stallo and Christopher W Bruce (2005). ISBN: 1-4196-0948-3. Description: This book demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint to become more effective and efficient in law enforcement applications. The examples presented in this book concentrate on crime analysis and other police functions. The exercises solve real world problems in law enforcement, using fictional data. The book has been designed for a 40 hour seminar or a semester long college course. College or university faculty are encouraged to review the book for use in a crime analysis and other law enforcement application courses.

The book can be obtained by going to www.booksurge.com

Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping (2nd Edition) (Book)

Rachel Boba (2008). ISBN: 1412968585. Description: One of the first books to bring crime analysis and crime mapping to an undergraduate audience and the only introductory core text available on the topic, this Second Edition of Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping provides an overview of the field, covers key analytical techniques, and discusses crime prevention and the role of crime analysis in effective policing. Enriched by author Rachel Boba’s unique perspective as an experienced academic and former crime analyst, the book offers a thorough introduction to the field as well as guidelines for practice.

Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, Criminal Investigation, GIS, Geography, and Sociology. Relevant for current and future crime analysts as well as other police practitioners, the book is valuable for practitioner training in crime analysis and crime mapping.

Exploring Crime Analysis (second Edition) (Book)

International Association of Crime Analysts (2009). ISBN: 1-4392-2042-5. Description: Full coverage of the essential skills and knowledge sets required to be a good crime analyst. Includes: crime analysis fundamentals, mapping, statistics, research methods for problem-solving, criminology theory, spreadsheets, presentations, publications, critical thinking, and more.

Crime Analysis For Problem-Solvers (in 60 Small Steps) (Book)

Ronald Clarke and John Eck (2005). ISBN: B002D0917I. Description: This 60-step manual assumes that you are an experienced analyst and that you are accustomed to providing the kind of information needed to support police operations. It builds on your experience to prepare you for a different analytic role as a key member of a problem-solving team. Indeed, the latest writings on problem-oriented policing see crime analysts as central to this new way of policing communities. These writers argue that many of the weaknesses of current practice result from the insufficient involvement of well-trained crime analysts at each stage of the problem-solving process.

The manual prepares you for this new role by providing you with a basic knowledge of problem-oriented policing and the related fields of environmental criminology and situational crime prevention.

Better Policing With Microsoft Office 2007 (Book)

Christopher W. Bruce & Mark A. Stallo (2009). ISBN: 1-4392-5328-5. Description: This book demonstrates how to use Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint to become more effective and efficient in law enforcement applications. The examples presented in this book concentrate on crime analysis and other police functions. The exercises solve real world problems in law enforcement, using fictional data. The book has been designed for a 40 hour seminar or a semester long college course. College or university faculty are encouraged to review the book for use in a crime analysis and other law enforcement application courses.

The book can be ordered on Amazon.

Intelligence-Led Policing (Book)

Jerry H. Ratcliffe (2008). ISBN: 1843923394. Description: What is intelligence-Led policing? Who came up with the idea? Where did it come from? How does it related to other policing paradigms? What distinguishes an intelligence-Led approach to crime reduction? How is it designed to have an impact on crime? Does it prevent crime? What is crime disruption? Is intelligence-Led policing just for the police? These are questions asked by many police professionals, including senior officers, analysts and operational staff, as well as students of policing. The answers to these questions are the subject of this book."Intelligence-Led Policing" brings the concepts, processes and practice of intelligence-Led policing into focus, so that students, practitioners and scholars of policing, criminal intelligence and crime analysis can better understand the evolving theoretical and empirical dynamics of this rapidly growing paradigm. The first book of its kind, enhanced by viewpoint contributions from intelligence experts and case studies of police operations, provides a much-needed and timely in-depth synopsis of this emerging movement in a practical and accessible style.

Fundamentals Of Crime Mapping (Book)

Dr Rebecca Paynich and Mr. Bryan Hill (2009). ISBN: . Description: Written by a Criminal Justice academic (Paynich) and a well known crime analyst (Hill), Fundamentals of Crime Mapping walks readers through the research, theories, and history of GIS in law enforcement. This accessible text explains the day-to-day practical application of crime analysis for mapping. Factual data from real crime analysis is included to reflect actual crime patterns, trends, series and what an officer or analyst can expect to see when he or she sits down to analyze and apply concepts learned. Special topics discussed include: an up-to-date discussion of the current crime trends in rural and urban areas, the major ecological theories of crime, the notion of geographic profiling, empirical research using crime mapping tools, basic mapping terminology, and more.

Key Features:

Provides jargon-free language, over 30 practical exercises, and a large assortment of varied data from the City of Glendale, Arizona, that can be used for additional exercises to maximize reader comprehension.
Packaged with a DVD that contains every chapter exercise along with full-color screenshots and images.
Contains a tutorial on the basics of using MS Excel 2003 for specific crime analysis applications as an addendum for those who are unfamiliar with MS Excel.

Today'S White Collar Crime: Legal, Investigative, And Theoretical Perspectives (Book)

Hank J. Brightman (2008). ISBN: . Description: This book appeals to instructors and professionals interested in exploring the the field of white-collar crime, both from a matter-of-fact investigative perspective as well as a decidedly academic endeavor. It goes beyond discussing the basic theories and types of commonly-encountered offenses such as fraud, forgery, embezzlement, and currency counterfeiting, to include the legal aspects of white-collar crime. Most important to IACA members, it also explores the investigative tools and analytical techniques needed for success in this field.

Because of the inextricable links between abuse-of-trust crimes such as misuse of government office, nepotism, and bribery and the realm of corporate corruption, these issues are also included. The text also maintains a connection between white-collar crime and acts of international terrorism; as well as the more controversial aspects of possible abuses of power within the public arena posed by the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and the asset forfeiture process.

Adapted readings at the end of each chapter provide readable cases of white collar crime in action to illustrate the principles / theories presented. Activities, Exercises, and Photographs are also included in each of the 10 chapters and a Companion Web Site provides additional test items and other instructor support material.

Intelligence Analysis, A Target-Centric Approach (2nd Edition) (Book)

Robert M. Clark (2007). ISBN: 1-933116-93-5. Description: Clark describes the move toward horizontal and networked intelligence analysis systems, emphasizing the advantages of collaborative processes. Written for analysts and practitioners, the book explains the process of target modeling and organizational analysis, and details quantitative and predictive techniques. Real-world examples appear throughout, illustrating key points. Clark is an electrical engineer and former CIA analyst.

"Clark's timely and well-researched explanation of intelligence as the collaborative product of information and analysis uses clear examples and explanations of strengths and weaknesses. Both practitioners and students of intelligence will find fresh multi-disciplinary perspectives, reflecting a good understanding of how to respond to current criticisms of analysis from the Intelligence Reform Act, the 9/11 Commission, and the Commission on Capabilities of the United States Regarding WMD."

-Bill Williamson, Joint Military Intelligence College, Naval War College, American Military University

Introduction To Crime Analysis: Basic Resources For Criminal Justice Practice (Book)

Deborah Osborne and Susan Wernicke (2003). ISBN: 978-0-7890-1868-7. Description: This book is a practical resource guide for the development of crime analysis in local law enforcement. The tragedy of September 11, 2001, has raised awareness on how crucial it is to analyze information and intelligence. Smaller agencies that cannot financially justify hiring a full-time analyst will find strategies and techniques to teach officers the methods of analysis. Introduction to Crime Analysis: Basic Resources for Criminal Justice Practice provides basic tools and step-by-step directions that will improve the skills and knowledge of new crime analysts.

Hard Cover / ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1867-0
Soft Cover / ISBN-13: 978-0-7890-1868-7

A Legal And Law Enforcement Guide To Telephony (Book)

George Molczan (2005). ISBN: 0-398-07575-1. Description: Telephone calls, like people, leave fingerprints known as call records for virtually every call that passes through the telephone network. These fingerprints are useful in reconstructing events and tracking the movement of individuals. Unlike investigations where trained law enforcement specialists look for and gather evidence, law enforcement agencies are dependent on telephone company personnel to look for and gather call records. Armed with the knowledge presented in this book, investigators will be prepared to probe the inner workings of telephone companies guiding the search for evidence.

Contents by chapter:
1. The Telco and the Law
2. Fraud and Nuisance Calls
3. Call Records: Fingerprints in the Network
4. The Switched Telephone Network
5. Voice over the Internet
6. Competition in the Local Telephone Industry
7. Cellular, PCS, and Satellite Telephone Services
8. Anatomy of a Telephone Number
9. Customer Premises Equipment
10. Inside Wire, Cable, and Jacks
11. Emergency 911 Call Processing
12. Pay Phones

182 Pages - 93 Illustrations - 28 Tables
Published in 2005 by Charles C Thomas - Publisher, Ltd

Gis And Crime Mapping (Book)

Spencer Chainey & Jerry Ratcliffe (2005). ISBN: 0-470-86099-5. Description: GIS & Crime Mapping covers the theoretical principles, data processing solutions, partnership working, analytical methods, problem-solving approaches, and map design for GIS and crime in a manner that underpins GIS application use in three broad areas (operational, tactical and strategic). The book also includes short case studies at relevant sections to help demonstrate how the principles and concepts are essential for successful application development. These case studies bring a richness and depth to the text and draw from the authors’ international contacts and knowledge of excellence in the field to offer a global tone to the book.

Law Enforcement Counterintelligence (Book)

Lawrence Sulc (1996). ISBN: 1-888644-74-5. Description: Law Enforcement Counterintelligence is available through Varro Press 800-732-3659, 913-385-2034, or http://www.varropress.com.

Introductory Criminal Analysis : Crime Prevention And Intervention Strategies (Book)

Thomas E. Baker (2004). ISBN: 0130996092 . Description: This book introduces readers to the cutting edge field of criminal analysis. Its lively, easy-to-read writing style combines theory, case studies, and applications to impart the necessary skills for preventing crime in the future. The book brings together coverage of criminal analysis, GIS crime mapping, and emerging technologies to show readers how to utilize these tools to help create strategies to suppress and prevent crime. For twenty-first century crime fighters.

Using Geographic Information Systems In Law Enforcement: Crime Analysis And Community Policing (Book)

Mark A. Stallo and Jim Rodgers (2004). ISBN: 1-59457-251-8. Description: Not available at this time

Using Microsoft Office To Improve Law Enforcement Operations: Crime Analysis, Community Policing, And Investigations (Book)

Mark A. Stallo (2003). ISBN: 1-59109-886-6. Description: Not available at this time

Crime Analysis: From First Report To Final Arrest (Book)

Steven Gottlieb, Sheldon Arenberg, & Raj Singh (1994). ISBN: 0-9634773-0-7. Description: Not available at this time

Criminal Intelligence Analysis (Book)

Paul Andrews & Marilyn Peterson (1990). ISBN: 0-912479-08-8. Description: Not available at this time

Applications In Criminal Analysis (Book)

Marilyn Peterson (1994). ISBN: 0-275-96468-X. Description: Not available at this time

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