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Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping

Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping

Fifth Edition

February 2022 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping, introduces crime analysis, both the practice and profession, and supports the understanding of it all through discussing concepts, theories, practices, data, analysis techniques, and the relationship with policing. With this 5th edition, author Rachel Boba Santos centers on crime analysis practice in proactive crime reduction by police and instruction on the logic behind tested crime analysis techniques and products.  

As the only introductory core text for crime analysis, this must-have resource presents readers with opportunities to apply theory, research methods, and statistics to careers that support and enhance the effectiveness of modern policing.

PART I: Foundations of Crime Analysis
Chapter 1: Crime Analysis and the Profession
Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundations of Crime Analysis
Chapter 3: Evidence-Based Policing and Problem Solving
PART II: Crime Analysis Process, Data, and Products
Chapter 4: Crime Analysis Process and Types
Chapter 5: Crime Analysis Data and Technology
Chapter 6: Geographic Data and Crime Mapping
Chapter 7: Crime Analysis Products and Communication
PART III: Tactical Crime Analysis
Chapter 8: Calls for Service Data and Repeat Incident Analysis
Chapter 9: Crime Data and Pattern Identification
Chapter 10: Persons and Property Crime Patterns
Chapter 11: Crime Pattern Bulletins, Response, and Evaluation
PART IV: Strategic Crime Analysis
Chapter 12: Statistics and Trends
Chapter 13: Long-Term Problem Analysis, Part I
Chapter 14: Long-Term Problem Analysis, Part II
Chapter 15: Evaluation of Response and Crime Reduction Goals
Key features


  • Studies from real police agencies illustrate how crime analysis has made an impact within the policing community.
  • Career profiles of working crime analysts highlight the relevance of crime analysis in today’s job market and describe the qualifications and job descriptions for a variety of career paths.
  • Discussions of developing and improving a crime analysis unit show readers how strategic plans outline strategies and direction, lay out expectations, and help guide decisions about how work is done and how to allocate resources.
  • An international perspective helps readers understand how crime analysis is conducted and discussed globally.
  • A review of 30 years of research on police effectiveness in crime reduction (i.e., evidence-based policing) provides readers the most current research results as well as the significance of crime analysis in all effective approaches.
  • Real-world examples are provided for each category of the typology to help readers fully understand the variety of ways crime analysis results are used in practice.
  • Online resources provide a wealth of color crime analysis products, case examples, data and analytical exercises, as well as critical thinking exercises relevant for students and practitioners that can be used both for in person and online delivery of the course.

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ISBN: 9781071831403