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Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps

  title={Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps},
  author={Ronald V. Clarke and John E. Eck},
his is a revised and extended version of a manual, Become a Problem-Solving Crime Analyst, that we wrote for the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science at University College London, with financial support from the Home Office. We are most grateful to the Institute and to the Home Office for allowing us to produce this version for the United States. We are also grateful to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services for commissioning the work. In the Acknowledgements page of the earlier… 

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