Analystpedia is a new wiki site created by Deborah Osborne of Analysts’ Corner, “to capture and share the collaborative knowledge of crime intelligence analysts and relevant experts.” The site is new and looking for contributors. Membership is free for all crime analysts working in the public or private sector, students, professors, researchers, etc. Come share your knowledge, collaborate with other analysts, and expand the growing body of analyst knowledge.
Deborah Osborne, of Analysts’ Corner, just posted this great webinar for police managers about intelligence-led policing. She admits that the audio is off in some places, but overall the information is good and provides a great introduction to intelligence -led policing for law enforcement command staff and decision makers. Visit her website for more information on webinars like this: AnalystsCorner.com
Friend of the Crime Map, Deborah Osborne, has been running an excellent blog dedicated to disseminating crime analysis news and resources to the analyst community. She has written numerous articles on crime analysis, has published a book on the subject, and provides free and low-cost webinars for analysts and command staff on intelligence-led policing and further training on crime analysis.
Now she has created a new website, independent of the blog, in order to provide more training and mentoring from crime analysts and command staff on intelligence-led policing and other issues important to the analyst and crime prevention/reduction community.
Deborah Osborne, an experienced crime analyst, blogger, author, and consultant, is offering low-cost and free webinars covering issues in intelligence led policing for decision makers and crime analysts, as well as other training for new and experienced crime analysts. These webinars are generally free, but some have a slight cost.
Osborne has taught university-level crime analysis, has worked as a crime analyst, and has authored many articles. You can get a free copy of her book Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence at Analysts’ Corner.
Deborah Osborne, of the Analysts’ Corner blog, just published a great article covering the importance of creating a strategy for crime reduction. This is the second article in a series she is writing about intelligence led policing. In the first article, Osborne compared the police department to a sports team, pointing out that sports teams have a strategy when they go up against an opposing team. She continues the metaphor in this article, saying that instead of a sports team, many police departments are functioning as hospital emergency rooms—dealing with whatever comes in the door first, without going after the root of the problems.
True crime reduction comes from having clear goals and a concise vision of what the police department wants to achieve. With a clear goal in mind, crime analysts are better able to define a strategy and suggest contingency plans. As well, Osborne points out, these strategies need to be fluid and reassessed as their implementation continues. Like a sports team, police departments need to examine each success and failure and change strategies accordingly.