This guidebook was written to provide a single source of information to help support standardization of observatory development, to identify the main functions of crime observatories, and to provide concrete and specific examples in the hopes that crime observatories will continue to grow in number and capability.
Crime observatory handbook
Concept, design, development, and implementation
Pitts, W., Barrick, K., Strom, K., Wheaton, W., & Graham, P. (2012). Crime observatory handbook: Concept, design, development, and implementation. RTI International. Prepared for United States Agency for International Development (USAID)