The reader needs to have a way to communicate with the point of contact associated with the investigation.
Purpose of the Finished Product
The purpose of the finished product is to
- • Help the reader (usually law enforcement personnel) identify the principal case and examine the distinctive characteristics of the pattern.
- • Help the reader identify other key elements in the pattern from other cases that exhibit many of the same characteristics as the principal case.
- • Help the reader identify additional related cases from cases that exhibit one or more of the same characteristics as the principal case.
• The following is an actual report showing an example of an analytical pattern product
Example of an Analytical Pattern Product
Overview: Since 05/01/15 there have been (3) overnight gunpoint robberies of gas stations located throughout thecounty.
Type: 3 Commercial Robberies
Temporal Concentration: overnight/early morning. (2100-0500 Hrs.)
Spatial Concentration: Town of Albert, Town of Baker, City of Evertt
Suspect Description: M/B, 5'10-6'0, 20's-30, wearing all dark clothing, face covered with
a black bandana, armed with a black handgun
Suspect Vehicle: 2 occupants (gunman was passenger), red 2DSD, possibly older model Saturn, loud muffler, broken right tail light.
This pattern product reports shows an analysis of a series of gas station robberies.