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Become a Problem-Solving Crime Analyst - Ronald Clarke

Become a Problem-Solving Crime Analyst

Paperback Published: 1st September 2003
ISBN: 9780954560706
Number Of Pages: 126

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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.?

Prepare yourself
Read this first
Rethink your job
Be the local crime expert
Know the limits of conventional policing
Learn about problem-oriented policing
Become a POP expert
Be true to POP
Be very crime specific
Be guided by SARA - but not led astray!
Study environmental criminology
Use the crime triangle
Never forget opportunity makes the thief
Always 'think thief'
Expect offenders to react negatively
Don't be ground down by the displacement pessimists
Expect diffusion of benefits
Scan for crime problems
Say Cheers! when defining a problem
Know what kind of problem you have
Study the journey to crime
Know how hot spots develop
Learn if the 80-20 rule applies
Analyse in depth
Formulate hypotheses
Diagnose your hot spot
Know when to use high-definition maps
Pay attention to daily and weekly rhythms
Take account of long-term change
Know how to use rates and denominators
Identify risky facilities
Be ready for repeat victimisation
Consider repeat offending
Know which products are CRAVED by thieves
Look for crime facilitators
Check you have answered the five 'W' (and one 'H') questions
Find a practical response
Accept your key role at response
Increase the effort of crime
Increase the risks of crime
Reduce the rewards of crime
Reduce provocations
Remove excuses for crime
Find the owner of the problem
Choose responses likely to be implemented
Assess the impact
Conduct a process evaluation
Know how to use controls
Consider geographical and temporal displacement
Examine displacement to other targets, tactics and crime types
Watch for other offenders moving in
Be alert to unexpected benefits
Expect premature falls in crime
Test for significance
Calculate costs
Communicate effectively
Tell a clear story
Make clear maps
Use simple tables
Use simple figures
Design powerful presentations
Become a good presenter
Contribute to the store of knowledge
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ISBN: 9780954560706
ISBN-10: 0954560701
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 1st September 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 21.59  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1

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