Intelligence led policing or policing led intelligence? Integrating volume crime analysis into policing

This paper explores the integration of volume crime analysis into policing. Based on qualitative research in two police forces, the paper outlines the importance of analysis for intelligence led policing. However, while the rhetoric of using analysis to target police activity is generally accepted,...

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Published in:The British journal of criminology
Main Author: Cope, Nina
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
Published: 2004
In:The British journal of criminology
Year: 2004, Volume: 44, Issue: 2, Pages: 188-203
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Summary:This paper explores the integration of volume crime analysis into policing. Based on qualitative research in two police forces, the paper outlines the importance of analysis for intelligence led policing. However, while the rhetoric of using analysis to target police activity is generally accepted, the practice is different. A poor understanding of analysis amongst police officers, and a lack of understanding of policing amongst analysts, influenced the usefulness of analytical products for operational policing. The paper also addresses police culture and the impact it has on perceptions of analysts and their products. The paper argues that training and development for both police officers and analysts is crucial to develop a productive working relationship
ISSN:0007-0955
DOI:10.1093/bjc/44.2.188