Crime Analysis Training
CRIME De-Coder has developed and delivered training for crime analysts in various capacities. These include:
- short in-person courses tailored to your specific agency over the course of a week
- workshops to discuss specific topics (CRIME De-Coder has done workshops at IACA and ASEBP in the past)
- longer University style classes, such as GIS and Intro Crime Analysis using Microsoft Tools
Tools for Crime Analysts
CRIME De-Coder has developed various tools to make advanced statistical and geographic data analysis for crime analysts easier. These include:
- The Weighted Displacement Difference test (Wheeler & Ratcliffe, 2018) to determine the amount of crime that has decreased in a hot spots intervention by simply inputting pre/post crime counts.
- A test to identify if a serial spree of crimes tends to be committed during random days of the week (Wheeler, 2016b). (It can also be applied to forensic accounting Benford’s analysis with small samples.)
- Simple spreadsheet formulas to identify if low crime counts are different over time (Wheeler, 2016a).
- Developed standard dashboards to identify crime shifts with low count crime data (Wheeler, 2016a).
If you are interested in training, or having CRIME De-Coder develop simple spreadsheet tools for your agency to use for various analysis tasks, do not hesitate to contact the CRIME De-Coder for a free consultation to help your agency.
- Wheeler, A.P. (2016a). Tables and graphs for monitoring temporal crime trends: Translating theory into practical crime analysis advice. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 18(3), 159-172.
- Wheeler, A.P. (2016b). Testing Serial Crime Events for Randomness in Day‐of‐Week Patterns with Small Samples. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 13(2), 148-165.
- Wheeler, A.P., & Ratcliffe, J.H. (2018). A simple weighted displacement difference test to evaluate place based crime interventions. Crime Science, 7(1), 11.