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Boston Bombing Investigation: Intel Failure? No. Bad Expectation-Setting? Oh, yeah.

April 24, 2013 by

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This is a long post. As either Blaise Pascal, Mark Twain, Voltaire or my Uncle Sid said, I didn’t have time to make a shorter post. It ran today in CSO Magazine and will run in other outlets this week (though this version here has some footnotes). In a hurry? Here’s a summary: My conclusion is […]

Creating A Law Enforcement Farm Team: A Rozzer Back-Bench

November 5, 2012 by

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In law enforcement, there are two factions: sworn or non-sworn, and for many things (with the notable exception of crime and intelligence analysis) never the twain shall meet. This is as much about cops as it is about human nature, and I’m not trying to change it. But I’ve noticed that, in things like arrest […]

A Crime Scene Infographic (Guest Post)

July 12, 2012 by

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Crime scene science is a fascinating world full of specialists, intelligent processes and shocking results. And a really execrable television program. Recently we were contacted by eLocal, a site which created an infographic showing a snippet of CSI. The infographic is interesting, and since Dave and I are both on vacation (him in Texas, me in […]

MOTW: Cops, Video, Smartphone Penetration & Dropped Complaints

May 20, 2011 by

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At the SMILE Conference I gave a talk, and then moderated a panel, on the use of mobile video by citizens and by police. I gave a range of statistics I snaked from ComScore; in this article here I am also including some that were released by Gartner Group on 18 May. First I’m gonna talk […]

Metric of the Week: Europol Crime Report

May 6, 2011 by

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We might end up running some of this again in the Intel Intelligencer, because the release by Europol last week of its EU Organized Crime Threat Assessment has both a treasure trove of new metrics and a wide range of intelligence which is of use to crime and intelligence analysts seeking information on crime trends. This […]

Cops on Terror Alert; Interrogating Militants

May 3, 2011 by

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Yesterday we talked about some of the cyber fallout from the successful US operation against Usama bin Laden; today we will look at some of the physical aspects. We’ve all heard that police agencies around the US are on increased alert for retaliatory attacks. On Sunday night, the US State Department issued a Worldwide Travel […]

Intel Intelligencer: Bin Laden-Related Links Warning

May 2, 2011 by

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We were going to run with an entirely different direction this morning but last night’s announcement of the death of Usama bin Laden took the relevance away from what we had on the plate. Today we have some looks at what happened from various points of view, with the prevailing ones being that Pakistan must […]