FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIME ANALYSIS. Carol McCoy Lenexa Police Department. 4 Types of Analysis (The soap opera theory . . .). Crime ( or: Who’s doing what TO whom . . .) Intelligence ( or: Who’s doing what WITH whom . . .) Operations (or: Who’s using what where . . .) Investigations
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(or: Who’s doing what TO whom . . .)
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A systematic process of collecting, categorizing, analyzing, and disseminating timely, accurate, and useful information that describes crime patterns, crime trends, and potential suspects.
The systematic collection, evaluation, analysis, integration, and dissemination of information on criminals, especially related to their association and their identification with criminal activity of an organized nature.
The study of police service delivery problems, undertaken to provide commanders and managers with a scientific basis for decisions and/or actions aimed at improving operations or deployment of resources.
A process identifying the personality and behavioral characteristics of an offender based on crimes her/she has committed. (Profiling)
Crime Pattern - The occurrence of similar offenses in a defined geographic area, usually defined by administrative boundaries.
Crime Series - A crime pattern where there is reason to believe the same person(s) committed the crimes.
Crime Trend - A recognizable general tendency regarding recurring patterns of crime which is revealed over a period of time. A trend may involve any one of the crime pattern factors or any combination of the factors.
. . . .used for policy development and resource justification.
. . . used for identifying problems and potential approaches for dealing with them.
. . . used to take action designed to address specific types of crimes and offenders.
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Gathering “crime specific” elements of information about crime problems, primarily from
Data must be:
. .looking for similarities and related facts.
Two major types: