Karen L. Amendola and Greg Jones
The rapid growth in applications and usage of crime mapping and analysis have increased job opportunities for new analysts. This has resulted in a lack of agreement about the required qualifications for hiring crime analysts as well as a wide variance in hiring practices. As crime analysis has become an established profession, there is a need for consensus about the specific knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAO) and the extent of formalized training necessary for new analysts. Furthermore, it is important fo rthe field to better define which qualifications and KSAOs are required before hiring an analyst and which can be developed on the job. This lack of agreement is due in large part to significant variations in the way law enforcement agencies define the role that crime analysts should play.
The appendices to this guide are available to law enforcement agencies upon submission of written request to the National Policing Institute.
Amendola, K.L., & Jones, G. (2010). Selecting the best analyst for the job: A model crime analyst assessment process for law enforcement agencies. Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Police Foundation. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/selecting-the-best-analyst-for-the-job-a-model-crime-analyst-assessment-process-for-law-enforcement-agencies/
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