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Data Mining and Predictive Analysis by Colleen McCue

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Data

One of the most important tasks associated with analyzing crime and intelligence information is to know your data. Data and information are the currency within the analytical community; however, very little if any of the information that falls under the purview of crime and intelligence analysis is ever collected with that purpose in mind. Unlike the business and academic communities, in which data sets are designed and constructed with thought given to the ultimate analysis at almost every step of the way, some of the data that falls in the analysts’ laptops are so ugly that only a mother could love them. Without data and information, however, we analysts would perish. Data truly are the lifeblood of the analytical community, and some ...

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