Crime Analysis and the Computer
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
aBruce & Stallo: Introductory sections for Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4
aFile: IACA Exploring Crime Analysis: Chapter 1 (in Course Documents)
Introduction: Crime Analysis and the Computer
Computer applications in crime analysis are only useful to the extent that they help advance the core functions of tactical, strategic, administrative, operations, investigative, or intelligence analysis. In this assignment, you will analyze the way the Microsoft Office suite can assist with a particular type of crime analysis.
Choose one of the analysis types offered by the chapter. Describe it in your own words and, based on what you have read from the Office book, tell me how the different Microsoft Office applications can support that particular type of crime analysis. Invent a specific operational scenario to support your discussion (e.g., a crime pattern for tactical analysis or an administrative request for administrative analysis).
Be sure to cover each of the four core Office applications (Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
Post any questions or problems in this weekas What Questions Do You Have? forum.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
a3-pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
a12-point Times New Roman font
aTitle page with topic and name of student
aAt least three properly-formatted in-text references in the document: one for the type of crime analysis, and at least two for information about the associated computer applications
aReferences page for all references cited in the paper (minimum of 3 in-text citations) In lnline citations should include page number such as (Bruce, p. 323).