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Analyst helps bust crime ring in Canada (Success Stories)

A crime analyst led to the arrest of a property crime ring that sold their ill-gotten goods to local pawn shops.

Working with the analyst, the RCMP's Community Response Unit studied the offenders and their method of operation when committing crimes.

The arrest resuled in over $10,000 worth of stolen property beings recovered from the shops and returned to the rightful owners.

New tactics to beat the burglars (News)

Police yesterday launched a new burglary awareness campaign across Doncaster with a ground-breaking approach.

Special teams of officers have been set up to provide immediate response to burglaries and to help make surrounding properties harder to break into.

It is based on ‘predictive analysis’ of crime information to map out the areas of Doncaster most likely to be targeted by crooks.

Data playing bigger role for first responders (News)

When Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes joined the department 25 years ago, officers would come to work, gather around a table, take notes from a sergeant about the latest crimes and hop into their patrol cars.

“And then for the most part we just kind of scattered into the wind,” Ternes said.

These days, the department analyzes crime data to direct those resources more efficiently. And the practice is about to receive even greater focus with the creation of a crime data analyst position.

Police Athletic League volunteer wins national honor (News)

As a crime analyst for the Fort Pierce Police Department, April Lee describes her work as being like a detective behind the scenes.

Lee, 42, routinely spends her days examining crime patterns and statistics in the city in an effort to help the department best determine where to devote its resources.

And for more than a decade, she has also been active as a volunteer with the Fort Pierce Police Athletic League. Lee’s efforts with the PAL program were recognized this fall when she was chosen as the National Police Athletic League Volunteer Woman of the Year.

Police strategy reducing crime, crashes (Success Stories)

The strategy, which involves a highly visible police presence, is based on the premise that high crime areas often overlap with highly crash-prone areas.

The DDACTS strategy, which involves deploying three and sometimes more patrol cars in the corridor at targeted times, also is linked to a 30.8 percent decline in injury accidents, to 18 during the two-year period following the DDACTS launch from 26 during the prior two years.

Behavioral Data and the Future of Predictive Policing (News)

Using statistics and analytical data to predict criminal activity has become standard practice in many police departments across the United States. Crime forecasting may get more accurate as new computer algorithms are developed, but experts believe that fresh data streams, not technology advancements, will drive innovation in predictive policing during the next 20 years.

Chile: Analysis system prevents crime (News)

SANTIAGO, Chile –The Chilean police has a new weapon to fight crime: data.

The Tactical Crime Analysis System (STAD) allows the Carabineros de Chile to analyze crimes and deploy effective strategies and tactics to areas that are hotbeds of criminal activity.

The STAD compiles a database of the most socially significant crimes, such as burglaries with the use of violence, automobile and property theft, assaults and homicides, among others that are reported to each of the Carabineros’ 182 headquarters nationwide.

Analyst appointed to assess business crime (News)

A business crime analyst has been appointed in an effort to establish for the first time the true cost of crime to Scottish companies.

Analysts critical to fighting crime (News)

Police departments across the Coachella Valley are more often relying on technology-driven crime analysis to help curb burglaries, robberies, assaults and other common crimes — and predict where the next might occur.

Spurred by leaps forward in technology, the crime analysis profession has taken off in recent decades, and police say they’ve grown more reliant on the information.

Crime analyst Norman earns award (News)

Garner NC Police Department Crime Analyst Lauren Norman was recognized by her peers on Sept. 11 when she was awarded a second‐place prize for a threat assessment bulletin at the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) annual training conference in Henderson, Nev.

Twisted Crime Stats Damaging (News)

''If you have incorrect statistics figures, then you will certainly have ineffective and faulty police strategies against criminal elements,'' said Purisima.

Retired intelligence officer puts to use his skills as a Criminal Analyst (News)

One of Berikoff's jobs is to determine "the times that burglars normally commit their crimes, and hopefully come up with the locations, so we can advise the patrol deputies, and they increase the patrols in that area," he says.

Crime expert: Let's retake our streets (News)

There is too much noise and finger pointing and not enough done to reduce crime, according to an academician.

"The only one thing we haven’t done so far is to blame God," said crime analyst Kamal Affendi Hashim.

Bowling Green analyst studies crimes, issues warnings (News)

Shy reads every BGPD crime report, which might be more than 150 in just a 24-hour period. Information she gleans from the reports – locations and times of occurrence, for example – is passed up the chain of command so the data can be used to deploy officers throughout the city.

High-tech center aids crime fighters (News)

Behind-the-scenes analysts at the Law Enforcement Support Agency's new crime center are helping police on the streets, sometimes in real time.

Google Scholar Alerts (Website)

Customize to receive alerts on scholarly literature pertaining to specific topics, by specific authors, etc.

Google Alerts (Website)

Google Alerts allows you to customize and save alerts on specific news topics, people, keywords, etc.

Jill Dando Institute (Email List)

Department of Security and Crime Science mailing list.

DOJ Office of Justice Programs (Email List)

DOJ Office of Justice Programs (can select one or more programs)

DOJ COPS Office (Email List)

DOJ COPS Office mailing list.

Urban Institute Justice Policy Center (Email List)

Urban Institute Justice Policy Center mailing list

Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy (Email List)

Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy mailing list.

Center for Problem Oriented Policing (Email List)

Center for Problem Oriented Policing mailing list.

Police Foundation (Website)

A national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and improvement in policing through its research, professional services, technical assistance, and communication programs. Established in 1970, the foundation has conducted seminal research in police behavior, crime analysis, policy, and procedure, and works to transfer to local agencies the best information about practices for dealing with a range of important police operational and administrative concerns.

George Mason University Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy (Website)

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), housed within the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University, seeks to make scientific research a key component in decisions about crime and justice policies. The CEBCP carries out this mission by advancing rigorous studies in criminal justice and criminology through research-practice collaborations, and proactively serving as an informational and translational link to practitioners and the policy community. View one-page summaries of research here, and the video library here.

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