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Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping

Crime Analysis with Crime Mapping

Fifth Edition

February 2022 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Crime Analysis With Crime Mapping, Fifth Edition provides students and practitioners with a solid introduction to the conceptual nature and practice of crime analysis and how it assists police in crime reduction. Author Rachel Boba Santos delves into this emerging field, providing guidelines and techniques for conducting crime analysis supported by evidence-based research, real world application, and recent innovations in the field. 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


"Outstanding text that provides actionable methods for conducting crime analysis. It balances student needs along with working professionals. The instructor resources are also a huge bonus providing class exercises and assignments that the students truly enjoy."

Gwen M. Udell
George Mason University, Criminology, Law & Society Department.

"An excellent introductory text for crime analysis and crime mapping for criminal justice."

William Moreto
University of Central Florida

Some good theories, not all relevant for the course. Easy to read for students.

Miss Sam Shepley
Law, Oldham College
October 4, 2022

This textbook covers well the areas of crime analysis that undergraduate majors in criminal justice or criminology need.

Professor Paul Vernon
Sociology Dept, Cal State Polytechnic-Pomona
May 10, 2022
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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