Applied Crime Analysis

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001 - Law - 185 pages
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Applied Crime Analysis covers all aspects of crime analysis for private sector businesses including examining the frequency of crimes, the nature of these crimes, the day and time of the incident, the risk to a property and its inhabitants, and the objective analysis of preventative security measures in place.

Applied Crime Analysis compares data sources used in conducting crime analysis and explores ways to organize statistical data, crime analysis methodologies, crime prevention theories, and methods of determining patterns and trends. By explaining the significance of crime statistics relative to crime prevention theory and techniques, the book provides readers with a clear, strategic plan to implement crime prevention programs and security resources.



  • Discusses crime analysis techniques and theories in detail
  • Covers all aspects of crime analysis for private sector businesses
  • Uses fictional case studies found throughout chapters that help readers apply statistical data to practical, everyday use

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This book is a short and easy read. Much of the information is basic crime analysis, and not very helpful. If you are a new student of Crime Analysis, this might be of interest, however, there are many other texts available that are far better. This is not a "must have" type of book.

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Karim H. Vellani, CPP, CSC, earned his M.S. from Sam Houston State University in Criminal Justice Management. He is a member of the International Association of Crime Analysis, International Association of Professional Security Consultants, and ASIS International. Currently he serves as President of Threat Analysis Group, LLC, based in Sugar Land, TX, USA.

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