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Q&A on the Value of Crime Analysts

Read a Q&A session with Dr. Craig Uchida—a BJA Visiting Fellow and member of the Law Enforcement Forecasting Group—in which crime analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and the new CBKB publication, Putting a Value on Crime Analysts: Considerations for Law Enforcement Executives, are discussed.

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Steven Edwards
Senior Policy Advisor

Increasing Analytic Capacity of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies: Moving Beyond Data Analysis to Create a Vision for Change, (NCJ 242572) BJA-Sponsored, 2012. This report provides an in-depth look at the successful integration of analytics within law enforcement agencies. It examines the application and impact of several initiatives, some of which are based on intelligence-led policing.

Leading Our Most Important Resource: Police Personnel Issues in the Year 2020, (NCJ 242573), BJA-Sponsored, 2013. In this paper, the authors have attempted to envision personnel issues that will affect U.S. police departments by the year 2020. Studies dealing with the future are by their very nature speculative. However, every effort was made to ensure that the forecasts contained in this report were built upon solid ground.

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Matrix Demonstration Project Offers Two New Modules on Crime Analysis

George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy's Matrix Demonstration Project, which is funded by BJA, recently released two new online training modules: "Crime Analysis for Commanders" and "Crime Analysis for Operations." These FREE BJA-funded trainings are an excellent resource for those interested in crime analysis and how it can benefit law enforcement operations.