With this notion in mind, students will be required to develop a proposal of guidelines for starting an "analytical unit" within a police department.
Your proposal should include the following:
The analysis is one of the most effective tools available to support law enforcement agencies today. Data collection is worthless unless it easily understood and has relevance to the case. Analysis of information provides the indicators of what one has and what is missing. The analysis ultimately organizes the information in a way that leads possibly to prosecutorial success.
Journal of Criminology
Crime and Public Opinion
Journal of Criminal Justice and Public Policy
Justice Quarterly: JQ
Please do not use web pages or web groups such as Wikipedia found athttp://www.wikipedia.org/and Answers.com, as the information contained in these web pages are academically questionable. Furthermore, encyclopedias, dictionaries, web pages or questionable origin, newspapers (unless permitted) and popular magazines are not considered scholarly sources. It is important to remember that this is a college level class and you are required to submit college-level work which is backed up with academically credible material. If you have a question about the quality of a potential resource please e-mail me.
Most of this material that you need can be found in the AMU library. You are encouraged to use the library to locate the needed material. Additionally, at the bottom of this syllabus is a list of acceptable organizations and groups found on the World Wide Web which you can use to find material for your final paper.