What does dissemination mean in terms of crime analysis or law enforcement?

While reviewing the purposes of crime analysis it list reasons such as data collection and collation/ analysis / dissemination / and feedback. I know that to disseminate means to spread or disperse but what does it mean and how is it used when dealing with law enforcement and criminal analysis?


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  • 1 decade ago
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    It is likely to mean that the collation of the analysis is distributed to the government and law enforcement agencies for the purpose of battling against crime.

    For example if the statistics show that most crime is committed in a certain area at night by drunken youths the government would be informed as well as the local council and the police and together they would work together to put in place a law which prohibits drinking alcohol in a certain place during prescribed hours.. this would be to reduce crime.

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  • 4 years ago

    The problem with questions like this is that no matter how good your argument you can't change their minds, it's like they're all so brainwashed into, what is essentially, a ludicrous, nonsensical theory that they can't see the forest for the trees. Also, when your basis for argument is based in god, you can make up any old sh*t and it's classed as a valid answer to the question. Funny how they're always challenging atheists and claiming they have no proof of anything. Bit of the pot calling the kettle black about all that... As an aside, I would've really hoped someone who believes in it could have come up with a better answer than "it's all part of gods plan." Seriously, is there anything that can't be explained away by claiming divine intervention...

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are three ways. One is to share the information with other agencies on a confidential level to look for matching criteria with the M.O. of a crime.

    The other is to break some of the confidentiality and allow it to become known to the public to solicit help in apprehension of a criminal(s)

    The third is to share (by law they have to) for statistical purposes so the information can be made public, IE the types of crimes in a geographical area.

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