European Parliament Library

The crime analyst's companion, Matthew Bland, Barak Ariel, and Natalie Ridgeon, editors

Summary
This volume presents a collection of essays from experienced crime analysts from around the world. It explores themes relevant to anyone embarking on, or already into a career in crime analysis. Divided into two sections, this book addresses technical issues central to the profession, from collection of data to presenting findings to reluctant audiences. It incorporates a collection of methodological case studies, demonstrating the ways analysis has made a meaningful difference to policing and security. This volume is intended for scholars who study and work with crime analysts, the global community of undergraduate and graduate students who may take one of these roles in the future, and law enforcement., Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contents -- About the Editors -- Chapter 1: Why Every Crime Analyst Needs a Companion -- 1.1 What Is Crime Analysis? -- 1.1.1 Information -- 1.1.2 Analysis -- 1.1.3 Knowledge -- 1.2 Why Do We Need Crime Analysis? -- 1.2.1 Triage and Prioritisation -- 1.2.2 Accountability and Transparency -- 1.2.3 Efficiency -- 1.2.4 Effectiveness -- 1.3 What Are the Risks Involved? -- References -- Part I: The Crime Analysis Profession -- Chapter 2: Different Kinds of Analyst -- 2.1 More Than Meets the Eye: A Thriving Profession? -- 2.1.1 Crime, Intelligence or Some Other Analysis -- 2.2 Hierarchy of Analysts -- 2.2.1 The Importance of Training But Which Analysts Benefit? -- 2.2.2 A Division in the Ranks? -- 2.3 Effecting Change: In It Together -- 2.3.1 Recommendations for Continuous Professional Development -- 2.4 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Crime Analysis in an International Context -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 What Is It? How Does It Look? Why Do We Do It? -- 3.2.1 What is Considered International or Transnational Crime and How Is It Defined? -- 3.2.2 Why Collaborate? -- 3.3 What Are the Barriers? -- 3.4 Who Are the Players? -- 3.4.1 Intergovernmental Organizations -- 3.4.2 United Nations and Its Specialized Agencies -- 3.4.3 International and Regional Police Organizations -- 3.4.4 Other Global and Regional Organizations -- 3.4.5 Nongovernmental Organizations -- 3.4.6 Legal Instruments -- 3.5 What Tools Are Available? -- 3.5.1 International Tools -- 3.5.2 Regional Tools -- 3.6 Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4: Crime Analysis and Evidence-Based Policing: Challenges and Obstacles -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 What Is Evidence-Based Policing? -- 4.3 Receptivity of Research in Policing -- 4.3.1 Individual Factors -- 4.3.1.1 Officer Knowledge -- 4.3.1.2 Reliance on Experience -- 4.3.1.3 Exposure and Acceptance
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (253 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780303094364

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