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

Like other government agencies, police departments are under great pressure to get the biggest return possible when investing taxpayers’ dollars on justice programs and policies. Leaders of the Law Enforcement Forecasting Group of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance asked staff from the Vera Institute of Justice to develop this document, to help police departments address questions about spending on crime analysts—and about justifying that spending. CBKB and Vera’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit staff created this paper, which law enforcement agencies can use as they weigh their options on staffing and programs.

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