Study Guide Questions

For questions 1-4, indicate whether the statement is true or false.

1. _One of the major goals of strategic crime analysis is to

assist in the identification and analysis of long-term problems, such as drug activity or auto theft.

2. _Crime trends are long-term increases or decreases in

crime.

3. _Ron Clarke and John Eck define a crime problem as

a recurring set of related harmful events in a community that members of the public expect the police to address.

4. _ Initially, strategic crime analysts use information

from the public library as their data.

5. One of the two major goals of strategic crime analysis is to conduct studies to investigate or evaluate relevant responses and procedures as part of a problem-solving process

a. To find short-term solutions to short-term crime problems

b. To investigate corruption within the police department

c. To conduct studies to investigate or evaluate relevant responses and procedures as part of a problem-solving process

d. To conduct studies to determine why there are so many poor drivers on the highways

6. The qualitative research methods specific to crime analysis include field research, content analysis, interviews, surveys, and a. Statistical analysis of data

b. Talking to Supreme Court justices

c. Meditation

d. Focus groups

7. Although the SARA model is based on the problem-oriented

policing work of Herman Goldstein, the acronym SARA actually was developed by_and_in_.

a. Eck and Spelman in 1987

b. Clarke and Eck in 1998

c. James Q. Wilson and George Kelling in 1982

d. Elliot and Spitzer in 1995

8. There are basically two kinds of reports that come from strategic crime analysts. One is publications that track and describe trends; the other is publications that

a. Describe geopolitical crime mapping

b. Analyze crime problems

c. Are distributed to convenience stores

d. Focus on the data provided in the Uniform Crime Reports

 
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