What is intelligence-led policing? Who came up with the idea? Where did it come from? How does it relate to other policing paradigms? What distinguishes an intelligence-led approach to crime reduction? How is it designed to have an impact on crime? Does it prevent crime? These are just a few of the questions that this book seeks to answer.
This revised and updated second edition includes new case studies and viewpoints, a revised crime funnel based on new data, and a new chapter examining the expanding role of technology and big data in intelligence-led policing. Most importantly, the author builds upon an updated definition of intelligence-led policing as it has evolved into a framework capable of encompassing more operational police activity than simply organized crime and recidivist offenders.
Topics covered in this book include:
* The origins and aims of intelligence-led policing
* A comparison of intelligence-led policing with other conceptual models of policing
* An exploration of analysis concepts and the role of analysis in target-selection
* Evaluations of intelligence-led policing as a crime-control strategy
Written by an expert in the field, this book offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to intelligence-led policing for students, practitioners and scholars of policing, criminal intelligence and crime analysis. This book will be of particular interest to professionals within the law enforcement environment; senior officers, middle management, analysts and operational staff. A companion website offers a range of resources for students and instructors, including slides, chapter headings with supporting notes, key terms and names, critical-thinking questions, and quizzes.
Jerry H. Ratcliffe is a Professor with the Department of Criminal Justice and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University, Philadelphia. He is a former police officer with London's Metropolitan Police (UK) where he served for several years on patrol duties, in an intelligence and information unit, and as a member of the Diplomatic Protection Group.
1. Introduction 2. Origins of intelligence-led policing 3. The magnitude of the crime challenge 4. Defining intelligence-led policing 5. Police decision-making 6. Interpreting the criminal environment 7. Influencing decision-makers 8. Having an impact on crime 9. Technology and ILP 10. Evaluating intelligence-led policing 11. Challenges for the future