Book: Intelligence-Led Policing

Definition: “Intelligence-led policing is a business model and managerial philosophy where data analysis and crime intelligence are pivotal to an objective, decision-making framework that facilitates crime and problem reduction, disruption and prevention through both strategic management and effective enforcement strategies that target prolific and serious offenders.”
Source: Ratcliffe, JH (2008) Intelligence-Led Policing. Cullompton: Willan publishing.

This page is designed as a resource for people interested in the book ‘Intelligence-led Policing’. 

PowerPoint slides that support the book

Click on each chapter title for PowerPoint slides. There is also a pdf file with supplemental material for the book. Please understand that:

  1. The slides are here as aid to instruction related to the book. The slides are not designed as a replacement for the book because of the necessity to reduce text to fit into slides. See the English/Sminglish thing below to understand why you shouldn’t quote from the slides.
  2. Please use these slides as a starting point only for your own PowerPoint presentation based on your reading of the book, and your needs. They are not designed to be a definitive record of the book chapter.
  3. Please do not cite from these slides. Please cite any text from the book as some text may have changed. The book is the definitive record.
  4. English/Sminglish? The book is written in British English (on the whole). The slides have been spell-checked in American English. There will therefore be some subtle differences in the two texts. Sometimes, not so subtle.
  5. Any incompatibility is a PowerPoint thing. The slides were created in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 but have been converted to PowerPoint 97-2003 format so that more people can use them. Of course, there may be some slight problems with the conversion. Blame Bill Gates. If you have PowerPoint 2007, best to resave in this format.
  6. The files are larger than usual in size becuase I chose to embed fonts so that the pagination is as close as possible to my intended layout. To reduce file size you might want to remove the embed fonts feature. This will also improve save time.

Printing slides

The background for the slides is taken from the book cover. To print without the background (at least in PowerPoint 2007)…

  1. Right click on the slide background somewhere
  2. Click “Format background”
  3. Click “Hide background graphics”
  4. Click ‘Apply to All’
  5. Print as ‘Slides’ with the color/grayscale set to ‘Pure Black and White”
  6. Don’t forget to switch the background graphics back on afterwards!!

1.Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter2 Origins of intelligence-led policing

Chapter 3 The magnitude of the crime challenge

Chapter 4 Defining intelligence-led policing

Chapter 5 Analytical frameworks

Chapter 6 Interpreting the criminal environment

Chapter 7 Influencing decision-makers

Chapter 8 Having an impact on crime

Chapter 9 Evaluating intelligence-led policing

Chapter 10 Challenges for the future

Supplemental material for the book (chapter headings with supporting notes, key terms and names, links and further reading)