Police Intelligence Research Paper by Mgmleo

A highly-detailed look at police intelligence and how it functions and operates on a global basis.
# 120427 | 3,483 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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In this article, the writer explains that in general terms, police intelligence is utilized by police officials as a way of tracking and predicting crime and illegal activities in order to decrease or eliminate it. The writer discusses that since the advent of computer technology, police intelligence has grown at a rapid rate and is now used by major police organizations throughout the world, such as the FBI, Interpol and the British police system. One key component is the intelligence analyst, a highly-trained investigator that determines how, when, where, why, and who is committing certain crimes, and then offers recommendations on how to decrease or stop offences through strategic and tactical assessments. In this way, police organizations are able to monitor and predict crime via proactive investigation techniques. The writer notes that some of the sources utilized by these analysts include DNA databases, the Police National Computer System (PNCS), various detailed reports, intelligence from witnesses and informants, and the results of surveillance. The writer concludes that in today's world, police intelligence via the information and data retrieved by analysts is rapidly changing the way police organizations fight criminal activity.

From the Paper:

"However, due to the absence of advanced technologies, the dossier system remained an integral part of law enforcement intelligence strategies for several more decades. In the 1970's, many law enforcement agencies like the FBI began to utilize low-
tech methods for storing, gathering, and transmitting information and data, but with the arrival of the 1980's, these low-tech methods were replaced by much more advanced technologies, such as computer-based storage and retrieval systems and an early form of the Internet which at the time was used mainly by academics. Since the early 1990's and because of the development of highly-sophisticated computer systems, law enforcement intelligence agencies can now link up via the world wide web to share data and information; they can also store vast amounts of data and facts in various types of databases, thus making to relatively easy to transmit information on a global scale."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • A brief history of law enforcement intelligence: Past practice and recommendations for change. 2008. Internet. Available at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/pdf/e09042536_Chapter_03.pdf.
  • Carter, David L. 2009. Law enforcement intelligence: A guide for state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. 2nd ed. U.S. Department of Justice. Internet. Available at http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/files/RIC/Publications/e050919201-IntelGuide_web.pdf. 16
  • IALEIA--International association of law enforcement intelligence analysts. 2007. Internet. Available at http://www.ialeia.org/aboutus.
  • Law enforcement analytic standards. 2004. International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Inc. U.S. Department of Justice. Availble at http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-19-50.pdf.
  • Lowenthal, Mark M. 2006. Intelligence: From secrets to policy. 3rd. ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press.

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Police Intelligence (2010, June 15) Retrieved March 28, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/police-intelligence-120427/

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"Police Intelligence" 15 June 2010. Web. 28 March. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/police-intelligence-120427/>