Instructions: Original responses to the forum questions each week need to be substantial (350 to 500 words per question) and significantly supported by at least 2 peer reviewed, scholarly sources. The citation and references are required to be in APA 6th edition format. Sources used for studies or statistical information should be less than 10 years old. Direct quoting should be limited. Interpretation in your own words is expected.
Also, be mindful of including references and citations whenever citing facts to support your position. APA 6th edition citations and references must be used.
1) Discuss in detail how computer databases and information networks may be useful in criminal investigations.
2) Discuss in detail crime analysis (crime mapping and geospatial technology) usefulness as a tool in criminal investigations.
Reading & Resources
Allcock, E., Bond, J. W., & Smith, L. L. (2011). An investigation into the crime scene characteristics that differentiate a car key burglary from a regular domestic burglary. International Journal Of Police Science & Management, 13(4), 275-285.
Anderson, J., & Linden, R. (2014). Why Steal Cars? A Study of Young Offenders Involved in Auto Theft 1. Canadian Journal Of Criminology & Criminal Justice, 56(2), 1-26.
Holt, T., & Bossler, A. (2012). Police Perceptions of Computer Crimes in Two Southeastern Cities: An Examination from the Viewpoint of Patrol Officers. American Journal Of Criminal Justice, 37(3), 396-412.
Huisman, W., & Van Erp, J. (2013). Opportunities for Environmental Crime. British Journal Of Criminology, 53(6), 1178-1200.