Study Guide Questions

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

1. _The reality of the profession of crime analyst is that

analysts often do many things unrelated to analysis.

2. _The type of report the administrative crime analyst

will produce is often determined by the audience for which the report or presentation is intended.

3. _ Administrative crime analysis is all about solving

crimes or determining crime trends.

  • 4. _Like other crime analysts, administrative crime analysts may start a project by reviewing police data.
  • 5. Often, the type of information that is presented by administrative crime analysts represents just the tip of the iceberg of all the work and analysis that has previously been done. This is because their presentations are

a. Short

b. Just for citizens

c. Quickly done

d. Summaries and intended to give the highlights of research and analysis

6. Qualitative research methods are_used in administrative crime analysis.

a. Never

b. Seldom

c. Often

d. Always

7. The primary purpose of administrative crime analysis might be said to be to

a. Inform audiences

b. Detect crime patterns

c. Solve violent crimes

d. Locate hot spots


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