11Apr 2016

Over the last two decades, there has been increased interest in the distribution of crime and other antisocial behavior at lower levels of geography. The focus on micro geography and its contribution to the understanding and prevention of crime has been called the ‘criminology of place’. It pushes scholars to examine small geographic areas within […]

10Jun 2015

Predictive policing is the use of analytical techniques to identify promising targets for police intervention with the goal of preventing crime, solving past crimes, and identifying potential offenders and victims. These techniques can help departments address crime problems more effectively and efficiently. They are being used by law enforcement agencies across the United States and […]

07May 2015

The International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety Foundation’s 2015 Healthcare Crime Survey was commissioned under the Research and Grants Program. The purpose of the 2015 Healthcare Crime Survey is to provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of crimes that impact hospitals as well as the frequency of these crimes. The 2015 IHSSF Crime Survey collected […]

20Sep 2014

A new National Institute of Justice website, CrimeSolutions.gov, uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services. In addition to continuing to capture ongoing reviews of justice programs, CrimeSolutions.gov also presents reviews of justice practices. A practice is a general category of activities, strategies, or procedures that share similar […]

14Jul 2014

ASIS releases comprehensive study on the development and implementation of security metrics. Security metrics are vital, but in the field and in the literature, one finds few tested metrics and little guidance on using metrics effectively to inform and persuade senior management. To address the gap, the ASIS Foundation sponsored a major research project designed […]

07Jun 2014

“From a management perspective, making decisions based on data is a clear win. Yet it’s often difficult to adopt a data-informed culture. In every organization, there are teams and employees who embrace this transition, and those who undermine it. To convert your biggest data skeptics, the first step is to understand the psychology of their […]

10Feb 2013

Security Technology Executive has a good article on critical metrics for Security Operations Centers. Critical metrics include Transfer rates, Staff retention (or turnover) rates, First call resolution rates, Call service level compliance, Operations audit, Vendor Service Level Agreement (SLA) compliance, System availability and accessibility, Call taking accuracy, and Percent dispatch time at goal.   SOC […]

10Dec 2012

“The FBI’s UCR Program is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. Since 1930, the FBI has administered the UCR Program and continued to assess and monitor the nature and type of […]

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