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Applications in Criminal Analysis: A Sourcebook (Paperback)
A practicing analyst combines broad training and research and hands-on experience in this first comprehensive reference/text assessing criminal, investigative, and strategic analysis techniques and reports, while showing how they support every facet of law enforcement today. The sourcebook gives a history of the field of analysis and of the education and training of analysts; lists and describes analytical techniques in an easy-to-access A to Z arrangement; offers a step-by-step approach to the development of public and strategic reports; discusses the applications of analytical techniques in violent crime, organized crime, narcotics, white collar crime, and street crime; highlights the work of important agencies, organizations, and individuals in the field of analysis; and points to future needs and uses for criminal analysis. A glossary, appendix description of computer software, and lengthy bibliography further enrich this reference guide and teaching tool for analysts, law enforcement officers, and criminal justice students and experts.
About the Author
MARILYN B. PETERSON is a management specialist for an agency having statewide responsibility for the investigation of criminal justice matters. She has worked in criminal analysis since 1980 for agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a Certified Criminal Analyst and has taught intelligence subjects internationally. She is co-editor (with P. Andrews) of Criminal Intelligence Analysis (1990); contributor to A Handbook of Organized Crime in the United States, edited by Robert Kelly, Rufus Schatzberg, and Ko-lin Chin (Greenwood Press, 1994), and has written at length on analytical techniques for, and developed basic and advanced seminars on, criminal analysis.