The process of analyzing crime and the incorporation of crime analysis units into the main-stream of police operations is still a relatively new phenomenon. As such, few training programs are designed to acquaint crime analysts and their supervisors with the tasks they need to perform when assigned to these units. Fewer still provide any instruction that actually shows them how to perform these tasks. Whether or not your title is “crime analyst,” if all or any part of your job involves analyzing crime, forecasting future criminal occurrences, identifying suspects, tracking crime patterns and series, monitoring crime trends, preparing statistical crime reports managing the analysis function or using crime data to support field operations or community policing programs, then this Crime Analysis Applications Training course is for you!
This is an 8-week (40 hour) “hands-on” course that provides you with techniques you can use immediately to solve the real-world problems that daily confront crime analysts, patrol and investigative officers, and community policing personnel. Presented in a comfortable, non- threatening, limited-seating environment that permits individualized coaching, the training takes a “learn-by-doing” approach that gives you many opportunities to actually perform the tasks associated with crime analysis work. This format of instruction allows for not only a highly-interactive exchange between you and the facilitator, but creates a climate which is conducive to the learning process. Translation: You’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!
This course focuses on the many operational issues and statistical processes involved in designing and maintaining a dynamic crime analysis program that helps you help your officers catch crooks and do it more efficiently. We’ll demystify essential professional skills involving:
- How to Develop a Crime Analysis Program-And How to Run a Crime Analysis Unit
- The 8 Functions of Crime Analysis-And Which Ones Lead to “Arresting” Results
- How to Identify Existing and Evolving Crime Patterns/Series
- 3 Methods to Forecast Future Criminal Occurrences
- How to Develop Target Profiles and Use Them to Track Criminals
- 2 Ways to Link Known Offenders to Unsolved Crimes
- Community Policing: The Key Role of Analysis in the SARA Process
- How to Turn Data Into Information-The 5 Critical Steps in the Crime Analysis Process
- Source Documents: 3 Types of Offense Report Designs-And Why the Most Often Used is of the Least Value
- Is It A Crime Pattern, a Crime Series, or a Crime Trend? Quick Ways to Tell
- How to Use the Criminal’s MO to Detect Crime Patterns and Series
- How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of a Crime Analysis Unit-And One Common Measure That Should Never be Used
- Resistance to the Crime Analysis Program: Why It Occurs and How to Overcome It
STATISTICS FOR THOSE WHO HATE MATH
- How to Predict When and Where Criminals Will Strike Again
- How to Analyze Exact-Time Crimes
- How to Analyze Time-Span Crimes
- How to Keep the Boss Happy With Numbers
- How to Calculate “Normal” Crime Levels
- Crime Stats up? Boss Unhappy? Use Boss’s Figures and Two Simple Techniques to Legitimately and Ethically Show That Crime Went Down or Stayed the Same!
- Painless Preparation of Crime Summary Exception Reports
- 3 Types of Averages-And Why the One We Learned in School Can Skew Us Up
- 8 Seldom-Considered Factors That Always Affect Your Crime Rate
- How to Properly Prepare Charts and Graphs-Why Overlooking Two Rules Spells Big Trouble
- How to Calculate Rates and Indexes
- How to Present Conflicting Statistical Findings
- A recently-employed crime analyst
- An experienced analyst who has received little of the formal training necessary to fully develop your analytical skills
- Now or later going to supervise analysis personnel
- A community policing officer or other law enforcement official who needs to know how to better use data or improve your statistical skills to increase your effectiveness on the job.
“This is the most comprehensive course in crime analysis presented in the United States today!”Kurt ZimmerLas Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
“I am so glad I attended this class. It certainly did give me new ways of looking at things.”Lisa MarcoliniFederal Bureau of Investigation
“This is a phenomenal program — worth every cent! When I start our CAU we will use the same program for the new analysts. I have bounced around all over looking for this exact thing. Thank you!”Rebekkah RobinetteDDACTS Coordinator - Nampa Police Department
“Fantastic! I learned so much and found out that some of my ‘seat-of-the-pants ideas’ were right on target. I highly recommend this course for all crime analysts!”Linda KunzmanPinellas County Sheriff’s Office
“From the opening remarks, Steve captures the attention of his students and takes them on an exciting, fact-filled journey through the world of crime analysis. The course is loaded with useful tips, easy to follow resource material, and good solid information that every student will use. Many people involved in the field of crime analysis have been taught the tricks of the trade … Steve Gottlieb’s Crime Analysis Applications Training teaches you the trade.”Skip Baylor, CentralCrime Analyst Coordinator - Montgomery County Department of Police
“This was a very enjoyable course. I have more confidence in what I’m doing for my agency. I learned to work smarter-not harder.”Metre LewisMelbourne, FL, Police Department
“Excellent program, well delivered, very learnable with excellent practical application. Besides, it was fun!”Judy TraugottManatee County, FL, Sheriff’s Office
“This class is suited perfectly for its intentions, which is to arm crime analysts with techniques to perform at full potential. In other words, the class does exactly what it states it will do!”Heather ClementsCrime Analyst - Jonesboro Police Department
“This type of training — true crime analysis — is rare. And when it’s combined with Mr. Gottlieb’s expertise and humor, it’s truly an enjoyable experience.”Carolyn ArbogastManatee County, FL, Sheriff’s Office
“Excellent program! This is absolutely the best program I’ve been through in my law enforcement career. Mr. Gottlieb put crime analysis concepts into terms that a third grader could understand! I recommend the class to anyone in the law enforcement field.”Jody SpradlinConway, AR, Police Department
“I am so impressed with the book and seminar that I plan to work to make it the standard for crime analysis unit educational requirements and all state mandates.”Richard P. HigbiePalm Bay, FL, Police Department
“This is an outstanding program that makes things easy to understand. It gives you the background on how numbers assist in developing trends and predicting crimes.”Mark A. NashUnited States Army Provost Marshal Office - Fort Sam Houston, Texas
“This is the best training I’ve attended, bar none!! Tons of useful information and Steve’s knowledge of the subject matter exceeds expert !! Thank you!”Agent Jerod PruntySt. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office
“Without doubt policing is becoming a more complex and demanding task. In terms of offering timely, pertinent, and practical training in crime analysis techniques, this course is undoubtedly at the cutting edge of current methods and techniques. It enables students to develop skills and acquire knowledge which will make a significant impact on the way policing should be carried out in the future. The changing face of policing makes this course not an option, but increasingly necessary.”Adrian Beck, ProfessorCenter for the Study of Public Order - University of Leicester, Leicester, England
“Just want to thank you for your excellent presentation at our International Association of Crime Analysts Conference in Denver. Your congenial style along with your obvious understanding of the field made you a natural for analysts.”Dale Harris, Past PresidentInternational Association of Crime Analysts
“I have learned more in the past week than in any other crime analysis class I’ve attended. It will greatly enhance my effectiveness as an analyst.”Randy StroudBaton Rouge, LA, Police Department
“Absolutely fantastic! The most useful course I’ve taken in all of the ten years of my law enforcement career.”Sandy ShieldsIndian River County Sheriff’s Office
“Your instruction in the use of statistical analysis was extremely well-received by the students. In fact, the only change requested was an increase in the amount of time allocated to your presentation. I sincerely hope you will be able to take part in future courses as your expertise and teaching style would greatly benefit state and local law enforcement agencies.”Gregory M. Cooper, Program ManagerViolent Criminal Apprehension Program - Federal Bureau of Investigation
“Very Good! This is the best crime analysis class I have ever had-in fact, one of the best classes ever!”Lt. Leonard MontgomeryNorth Little Rock, AR, Police Department
“This is one of the best programs that I have attended in many years. It was very informative and well presented.”Diane CaderArkansas State Police
“This is an awesome program. There is none better to teach it than Steve Gottlieb. He engages the group and makes learning material so enjoyable.”Sarah SkimmyhornMeridian Police Department
“I’ve been to numerous police courses throughout my career. Steve Gottlieb is by far the best and most knowledgeable in this field. I recommend this course for all analyst and management.”Tim ByrneAlbuquerque, N.M., Police Department
“Thank you for participating in the Governor’s Conference on Victim Services and Public Safety. Your involvement as a workshop presenter enriched the conference by strengthening the knowledge of each attendee.”G. Albert Howenstein, Jr.Executive Director - Office of Criminal Justice
“Excellent says it all. I have been involved in crime analysis for fifteen years and I learned a lot of new ideas.”Captain Sam DockeryPine Bluff, AR, Police Department
“This is a very practical, hands-on course – one of the best I’ve taken since becoming an analyst. Not just theory and concepts that I’d never use in the real world, but very applicable to an analyst’s function.”Connie FifieldRoyal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
“Extremely valuable, common sense approach to teaching crime analysis techniques, full of wit and thought-provoking at the least. One of the few training programs that covers the basics as well as the more complex aspects of crime analysis work.”Shauna KeaheySalt Lake County, UT, Sheriff’s Department
“Thank you for donating your time and expertise in the field of criminal analysis to speak with officers of the State Intelligence Group and Drug Enforcement Agency. Officers who attended relayed to me that your lecture was most interesting and thought provoking.”Sue BoltonOffice of Strategic Services - New South Wales Police Service, Sydney, Australia
“The step-by-step exercises were presented in an easy-to-follow format. Humor and stories shared made the class enjoyable. These examples and exercises will serve as an excellent tool to bring back to work and apply in real situations and requests for information.”Janet DunfordSan Clemente, CA, Police Department
“Very good. Exceeds, by far, previous training that I have received crime analysis.”Dianna GermanCommerce City, CO, Police Department
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Meet the Instructor
Steven L. Gottlieb, M.P.A., wrote the book on Crime Analysis and founded the crime and intelligence analysis certificate program. He served as a sworn police officer with West Covina PD and as Deputy Sheriff with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
This is the most comprehensive course in crime analysis presented in the United States today!
This is a phenomenal program — worth every cent! When I start our CAU we will use the same program for the new analysts. I have bounced around all over looking for this exact thing. Thank you!
This class is suited perfectly for its intentions, which is to arm crime analysts with techniques to perform at full potential. In other words, the class does exactly what it states it will do!
Excellent program! This is absolutely the best program I’ve been through in my law enforcement career. Mr. Gottlieb put crime analysis concepts into terms that a third grader could understand! I recommend the class to anyone in the law enforcement field.
This is an outstanding program that makes things easy to understand. It gives you the background on how numbers assist in developing trends and predicting crimes.