Crime Analysis



Compareand contrast Strategic and Tactical Analysis and its application tostreet crimes such as robbery and property crimes such as burglary.In your opinion is one more suited in addressing criminal behavior?

Thetwo processes are responsible for supporting the crime-mappingeffort. The existence of the two analysis processes offers the crimeprevention centers possibilities to lower the crime rates using thecomputer mapping technologies. The huge difference between the twomethods of countering crime lies in their end use rather than on themethodology. The strategic analysis, termed as crime analysis isresponsible for data collection, organization, scrutinizing anddissemination. The operations of the analysis take a worldwidestrategic view (Baker,2005).The strategic analysis aims at collecting as much information aspossible from the crime reports and use the information to lower thecrime rates and arrest the offenders (Baker,2005).

Onthe other hand, the tactical crime analysis facilitates short-rangeresources deployment. The method is dynamic and can change during anoperation. The crime unit may intercept a planned burglary. Therequirements of a tactical analysis will produce an articulate reportthat will summarize all the aspects of the criminal and the criminalactivity.

Tacticalanalysis is the preference while dealing with the crimes. Theinformation from the tactical analysis makes the apprehension of thecriminal easy and increases the accuracy, efficacy, effectiveness andsafety of the officers involved. The tactical analysis helps theofficers predict where the burglars may strike again and helps markout these regions and place them under surveillance (Baker,2005).More so, the tactical analysis will include a report that indicatesthe possible responses to the crime and stations a scene commanderwho will oversee the final reaction to the crime.

Iscrime mapping an effective tool in combining crime? Describe howcrime mapping can be used to support tactical operations.

Crimemapping is pivotal in crime analysis. The computerized virtual pinmaps use digital icons that are easy to store and update. The crimemapping will help the analysts use electronic spots to identifyregions highly likely to have criminal activities (Baker,2005).Additionally, the crime mapping will provide the officials withboundaries, through which the police units may respond to theburglary crimes and order effective patrols. The electronicallymonitored burglar patterns will be easy to follow and update as thecrime activities change. Crime mapping offers real-time mappings oftarget burglar regions. The information will reveal the location ofthe crime, the direction, and even the travel distance. Crime mappinggives the officers in the street timely, present, and accuratecriminal information (Fennelly,2013).The real-time and updated information availed through user-friendlyprograms increases comprehension. As such, the police can respondappropriately to burglaries within their jurisdiction.

Whatis CPTED? Can CPTED be an effective means to reduce a criminal’sModus operandi? Provide an example

CPTEDthat stands for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design is apractical philosophy based on a set of principles that proper designand effective utilization of the natural and built environment lowersthe fear and occurrence of crimes, and it ends up improving the lifequality (Atlas,2013).The four principles of the CPTED help reduce the modulo operandi arenatural access control, natural surveillance, maintenance, andterritorial enforcement. For instance, natural surveillance lowersthe criminal activity through the various process. Keeping a buildingwell-lit at all times will offer a clear sight of the building fromall directions, cutting over-grown trees, bushes, and clearing darkspots will eliminate any hiding spot for the criminals to hide.Installing Closed-Circuit Television in all approachable directionsof a building increases the view and placing the monitors whereeveryone can see will lower the possibility of criminal activity.


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