SAGE Journal Articles

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For each article, write a sentence outlining one of the arguments the author makes. There will be more than one argument in the article, but choose one that you think is most relevant to crime analysis in general and/or the corresponding chapter.  After the sentence, briefly describe the author’s argument and then cite the evidence the author puts forth to support the argument.  Note that an argument is not a statement of fact but is a line of reasoning asserted by the author that is supported by theory, research results, or both.

Article: Taylor, B., Kowalyk, A. & Boba, R. (2007). The integration of crime analysis into law enforcement agencies: An exploratory study into the perceptions of crime analysts. Police Quarterly, 10, 2, 154-169.

Critical thinking questions:

  1. Discuss the contrast of crime analysts view of police and vice versa. 
  2. How would this impact the feedback step of crime analysis process?
  3. Discuss the implications of this study and the fact that it uses a non-probability sample.