The Crime Analyst’s Companion

Matthew Bland, Barak Ariel, Natalie Ridgeon

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This volume presents a collection of essays from experienced crime analysts from around the world. It explores themes relevant to anyone embarking on, or already into a career in crime analysis. Divided into two sections, this book addresses technical issues central to the profession, from collection of data to presenting findings to reluctant audiences. It incorporates a collection of methodological case studies, demonstrating the ways analysis has made a meaningful difference to policing and security. This volume is intended for scholars who study and work with crime analysts, the global community of undergraduate and graduate students who may take one of these roles in the future, and law enforcement.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages254
ISBN (Electronic)9783030943646
ISBN (Print)9783030943639
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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  • Crime analysis
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Police analysis
  • crime data
  • crime research
  • crime science
  • evidence-based policing


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