Introductory Criminal Analysis: Crime Prevention and Intervention Strategies

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Written by a pioneer in the field, this book introduces readers to the cutting edge field of criminal analysis. Its lively, easy-to-read writing style combines theory, case studies, and applications to impart the necessary skills for preventing crime in the future. The book brings together coverage of criminal analysis, GIS crime mapping, and emerging technologies to show readers how to utilize these tools to help create strategies to suppress and prevent crime. For twenty-first century crime fighters.

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INTRODUCTORY CRIMINAL ANALYSIS: CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES is an interdisciplinary and social science approach that explores the field of criminal analysis. The text applies criminological and psychological theory to practice in the analysis of serial crimes and predators. The author strives to meet the academic needs of criminal justice majors, police officers, and police leaders.

Special emphasis is placed on TEN BASIC PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES: (1) criminal analysis, (2) community-oriented policing, (3) geographic information system(s), (4) geographic profiling, (5) domestic violence, (6) street crime analysis, (7) criminal investigation analysis, (8) intelligence analysis, (9) technology and computer applications and (10) grantsmanship. The text has coordinated themes that articulate prevention and intervention strategies. Twelve chapters expand the ten basic themes and the PROLOGUE and EPILOGUE identify strategic and tactical focusing points.

Special Features:
  • Analyst Corners strategically placed in the text that include the work of leading international and national experts
  • Presents a considerable number of analytical concepts
  • Numerous illustrations, charts, graphs, and tables
  • Case study illustrations that enhance understanding
  • Subheadings and short paragraphs enhance transition, coherence, and clarity for the learner
  • Questions included at the end of each chapter

About the Author:

Thomas E. Baker is an associate professor at the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania. He served as a USAR Lt. Col. in the United States Army Military Police Corps. Professor Baker was assigned as a special agent and commander with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. In addition, he served as a former police officer for the Henrico County Police, Richmond, Virginia, and as an intelligence analyst and undercover officer with the Vice, Intelligence, and Organized Crime Unit, Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County, Maryland.

He is the author of more than fifty articles that have appeared in professional journals and has presented research at professional meetings. In addition, Professor Baker serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Criminal Justice, The Journal of American Criminal Justice, Journal of Homicide Studies, and the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. His research focus includes police leadership, criminal investigation, crime prevention, organized crime, community-oriented and problem-oriented policing, grantmanship, and crime analysis. Professor Baker serves as a police consultant to local law enforcement agencies, police administrators, police testing, and Department of Justice COPPS grants.

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