Intelligence-Led Policing. What is it? 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? These are questions asked by many police professionals, including senior officers, analysts and operational staff. Similar questions are also posed by students of policing who have witnessed the rapid emergence of intelligence-led policing from its British origins to worldwide movement. These questions are also relevant to crime prevention practitioners and policy-makers seeking long-term crime benefits. The answers to these questions are the subject of this book. Further details of the second edition here.
Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence (second edition) complements the drive for more effective strategic planning in law enforcement by providing insights into the thinking and practice of leading strategic intelligence analysts. The first chapters establish the place of strategic intelligence in current law enforcement thinking. The central chapters provide a road map for the production of strategic intelligence. The final two chapters dissect the issues surrounding the implementation of intelligence systems and explore the opportunities to develop more strategic thinking in law enforcement. 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 Serious Organised Crime Agency (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. Further details.
GIS & Crime Mapping 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 two authors’ international contacts and knowledge of excellence in the field to offer a global tone to the book. Further details are available, and the book is available from numerous Amazon websites including in the US.
Policing Illegal Drug Markets. 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. Further details.