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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Patrick
dc.contributor.advisorBrannan, David
dc.contributor.authorHayes, William J.
dc.dateDec-15
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-17T18:38:59Z
dc.date.available2016-02-17T18:38:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/47957
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractLaw enforcement executives and policy makers continuously seek out effective strategies to reduce crime. Reducing crime reduces social harm, improves community resilience, and therefore improves homeland security. Before investing in a crime control strategy, police leaders must know if the effectiveness of that strategy has been validated. Predictive policing is one such strategy in use that relies on mathematical algorithms to forecast probable future crime locations and the application of interventions to interdict or prevent crime in those locations. In this thesis, theories and methodologies behind predictive policing are described, and the case study method is used to review current predictive policing practices. The research finds that despite the conventional wisdom that a correlation exists between the implementation of a predictive policing program and a reduction in crime, no evidence indicates that a direct cause and effect relationship exists. This thesis provides law enforcement executives and policy makers with objective research on the effectiveness of predictive analysis in reducing crime and provides recommendations for those evaluating whether to invest time and resources into a predictive policing program.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleCase studies of predictive analysis applications in law enforcementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorcrime controlen_US
dc.subject.authorpredictive analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorpredictive policingen_US
dc.subject.authorhomeland securityen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunity resilienceen_US
dc.subject.authorcrime preventionen_US
dc.subject.authordata miningen_US
dc.subject.authorcriminal justiceen_US
dc.subject.authorpoliceen_US
dc.subject.authorlaw enforcementen_US
dc.subject.authorcommunity policingen_US
dc.description.serviceExecutive Director-Westchester Intelligence Center, Westchester County, Office of the District Attorney, White Plains, New Yorken_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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