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Exercise 1


The crime analysis process – the way in which crime analysis in generally conducted and improved upon over time – involves several steps which should be conducted in a particular order and meet certain criteria before moving to the next step.  When incorporating a new component such as crime analysis into a law enforcement agency, creating policy and procedure is important to the successful institutionalization. Discuss the components of this sample “Model Policy” and how it will be applied in practice.

Exercise 2


The IACA’s Standards, Methods & Technology (SMT) Committee published a “white paper” on the definition and types of crime analysis.  The document provides information on the types of analysis as well as providing examples of things that are *not* types of crime analysis.  Similar information is provided in the text.  Compare and contrast the two lists using either source.  Why is it important to understand which ones are not types of crime analysis?  How does the information help you understand the types of crime analysis better?

Exercise 3


The IACA’s Standards, Methods & Technology (SMT) Committee published a “white paper” on “Crime Pattern Definitions for Tactical Analysis”.  This paper does a good job tying together material in chapters 4 & 10 in the book.  Thus, after reading this article and reviewing the course book, create an example how each of the seven primary crime pattern types can be applied to tactical analysis, including giving an example (fictitious or real) of each (do not repeat the examples given).