Predicting Crime: The review of Research

4. RESEARCH DESIGN

Qualitative research methods were employed to gather both secondary and primary data.   This study combined a broad survey of the subject area with a case study approach that facilitated an in-depth examination of relevant organizations and conceptual and applied research methods and analytical models. Specifically, the research methods used for this study were a review of electronic and printed literature as well as structured interviews with relevant organizations and researchers.

The geographic scope of the international research is restricted to Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Due to the lack of research in Canada on crime in the 21st Century, much of the focus in this summary report is research and organizations from the United States and the United Kingdom.

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