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Putting a Value on Crime Analysts: Considerations for Law Enforcement Executives

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the Vera Institute, developed guidance so law enforcement executives may understand how an investment in crime analysts contributes to the goals and mission of policing, via the execution of a cost-benefit analysis. The first section of this resource gives an overview of the steps involved in cost-benefit analysis and the challenges of using this technique. The second section poses questions about crime analysts that police executives need to answer as part of conducting a cost-benefit analysis. The final section of the paper discusses key considerations when performing a cost-benefit analysis of crime analysts.


Published: 2014