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Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence
Jerry Ratcliffe - Editor
Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence complements the drive for more effective strategic planning in law enforcement by providing insights into the thinking and practice of leading strategic intelligence analysts.
Every chapter is written by a practitioner or researcher closely involved with the law enforcement strategic intelligence field. These contributors are drawn from agencies such as the Australian Crime Commission, the National Criminal Intelligence Service (UK), the Metropolitan Police (London, UK) and the Australian Federal Police, and they represent some of the leading specialists in the field of strategic criminal intelligence.
What is intelligence-led policing? Who came up with the idea? Where did it come from? How does it related to other policing paradigms? What distinguishes an intelligence-led approach to crime reduction? How is it designed to have an impact on crime? Does it prevent crime? What is crime disruption? Is intelligence-led policing just for the police? The answers to these questions are the subject of this book.
The book brings the concepts, processes and practice of intelligence-led policing into focus, so that students, practitioners and scholars of policing, criminal intelligence and crime analysis can better understand the evolving theoretical and empirical dynamics of this rapidly growing paradigm. This first book of its kind, enhanced by viewpoint contributions from intelligence experts and case studies of police operations, provides a much-needed and timely in-depth synopsis of this emerging movement in a practical and accessible style.
Publication expected Feb 2008
GIS and Crime MappingSpencer Chainey & Jerry Ratcliffe
GIS & Crime covers the theoretical principles, data processing solutions, partnership working, analytical methods, problem-solving approaches, and map design for GIS and crime in a manner that underpins GIS application use in three broad areas (operational, tactical and strategic).
The book also includes short case studies at relevant sections to help demonstrate how the principles and concepts are essential for successful application development. These case studies bring a richness and depth to the text and draw from the authors’ international contacts and knowledge of excellence in the field to offer a global tone to the book.
Video Surveillance of Public Places
(OK, not strictly a book, but this seemed a sensible place to locate this 100-page report)
The public is now used to being watched by surveillance technology in many commercial and semi-public establishments such as banks, casinos, convenience stores, and shopping malls. About three-quarters of small businesses record who comes into their location on CCTV. There are systems that recognize license plates on moving vehicles and systems that monitor traffic flow and catch people violating traffic laws. Although these systems fall under the label of video surveillance technology, they are not included in the discussion, as this guide is intended for the reader considering CCTV as a crime prevention option for a broader range of property and personal crimes in public places. Examples of relevant public spaces include:
* Public parks
* Pedestrianized streets in city centers
* Outdoor public parking areas
* Residential neighborhood streets
* Public transport interchanges
* Areas outside public facilities such as sports arenas and subway stations
After you read this guide, you should not only be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of CCTV in a public setting, but also be able to answer many of the public's concerns.
Policing Illegal Drug Markets:
Geographic Approaches to Crime Reduction
& Sanjoy Chakravorty
This monograph identifies key factors in the economic and social environments of illicit street-level drug markets and suggests appropriate police responses. Data from Wilmington, Delaware are analyzed with the aid of geographic information systems in this innovative research.
Chapters include: Why we should be concerned about illegal drugs, Police responses to illegal drugs, The location of illegal drug markets: An examination of economic principles, Establishing the analytical framework, Statistical analysis, Interpretation of the findings, Reducing the impact of street-level drug markets, and a technical appendix.