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Use A Digital Certificate To Encrypt Your Personal E-Mail (Article)

Michael Chesbro (2010). Instructions on how to obtain a personal digital certificate and use it to encrypt e-mail.

A digitally signed and encrypted e-mail confirms that the message actually came from you, that it has not been altered during transmission, and because it's encrypted it can only be read by the intended recipient (i.e. the person whose digital certificate you used to encrypt the message).

Beyond The Basics: The Association Matrix (Article)

Eugene Matthews (2010). For years analysts have used the Association Matrix to help develop investigations and support their recommendations. Since its introduction the basics of the association matrix, as well as others, hasn't changed significantly. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to take an old workhorse to a new level.

The Hate Directory (Article)

Raymond A. Franklin (2010). A comprehensive Document with links leading to extensive information on documented hate groups that are available on the internet. Very good information.

Reviving The Cold Case: An Analytical Approach To Case Closure (Article)

Dobbs, Mark R. and Michael T. Voss (2009). Crime analysts are always trying to find new ways to apply their skills and hone their craft. The vast majority of us are thinkers; we are curious problem solvers who believe that our ability to benefit our agencies is limited only by the latitude we are given. It is understandable then that we should seek out more opportunities to apply our skills and make more positive impacts within our jurisdictions. It is this general attitude that led us to get involved in investigating cold cases.

Custom Time Range Function For Excel (Article)

Steve Miller, Ventura County Sheriff's Dept (2010). This PDF explains how to create a custom Excel function that converts time to a range (i.e. 5:20 becomes 5:00 to 6:00).

Police Investigation: Importance In A Globalized World (Article)

HERBERT GONÇALVES ESPUNY (2008). This article deals with the importance of the criminal investigation in the context of a globalized world.

First Predictive Policing Symposium Report (Article)

Lance Heivilin (2009). 100 people from law enforcement and the academic/research communities were brought together to formally discuss the concept of “Predictive Policing.” I was fortunate enough to be one of the participants in this symposium, to see the official beginning of a new type of thought in

American law enforcement and how we need to do business in the future. Participants were asked to share what they learned with others.

Inteligência Policial Nas Delegacias Seccionais De São Paulo (Article)

Herbert Gonçalves Espuny (2009). This article discusses points of reflection regarding the development and deployment of units of the Police Intelligence base. Take for example, the CIPS - Center of Intelligence Police, the Police Sectional Sao Paulo. The Civil Police of Sao Paulo (Brazil) may be the most organized institution in order to provide a framework for the activity of police intelligence.
This article was writen in Portuguese.

Working The Web: Using Internet And Intranet Technology (Article)

Julie Wartell (2009). This is Chapter 19 of the IACA's 2009 publication, "Exploring Crime Analysis," second edition. Written by Julie Wartell, it describes strategies for maximizing the use of Internet resources for crime analysis. The chapter concludes with a list of valuable links to different Web resources.

The Criminal Intelligence Function In The Us Army (Article)

Michael Chesbro, CCIA (Editor) (2009). Success in effecting law and order relies upon the acquisition, processing, and application of certain essential information. The purpose of gathering this information is to identify individuals or groups of individuals in an effort to anticipate, prevent, or monitor criminal activity and to provide intelligence to the Commander / Provost Marshal, and support to enforcement and investigative agencies. – This is the basis of the criminal intelligence function in the U.S. Army.

Free Online Law Enforcement Intelligence Training Guide (Article)

Michael E. Chesbro, CCIA (2009). This guide lists several free online intelligence training opportunities.

Crime Analysis: Perceptions From The Field (Article)

Scott Jefferys (2007). A brief research exploration of officers perceptions towards crime analysis and the analysts that perform the duties. This paper was researched while attending the Tiffin University Masters of Science in Criminal Justice program.

Information sharing networks (Article)

Michael E. Chesbro, CCIA (2009). Information sharing is a cornerstone of our national strategy to protect the critical infrastructure of the United States, and is essential to combating criminal activity in our communities at the local, state, and Federal level.

To this end, let’s look at a number of the information sharing networks available to us.

Strategic Early Warning For Criminal Intelligence (Article)

Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (2007). This paper is the result of an effort by the CISC Central Bureau to provide
the law enforcement community with advanced warning of emerging and
future threats. This paper is one product of a project begun in 2004 to
develop a Strategic Early Warning System for organized and serious crime.

Police Tactics And Strategies (Article)

Christopher W. Bruce (2008). Covers what analysts should know about police tactics and strategies, including techniques for tactical intervention and long-term problem reduction and methods for developing those techniques.

The Patrol Route Monitor: A Modern Approach To Threshold Analysis (Article)

Christopher Bruce (2008). Summary of the 2007 IACA/Corona Solutions "Innovations in Crime Analysis Award." Don Chamberlayne of the Worcester (MA) Police created an automated process to apply threshold analysis to his large database.

Training: Option, Obstacle Or Opportunity? (Article)

Eugene Matthews (2007). If one expects to become or remain proficient in any field one must consider continuous training...there truly is no other option for success. If one allows other distracters to supplant training and offer the time tested excuses, “I don't have time for training...I'm busy” or “I had that training 'x' years ago” then they are depriving themselves of the chance to learn something new or pass on information that they've gained over the years.

“the State Of Research On Policy & Crime Prevention: Expanding Roles & Responses” (Article)

Mary Dodge, Ph. D. (2006). This article is from The Criminal Justice Research Reports made possible through a special arrangement between IACA and the Civic Research Institute, Inc. This abstract is titled “The State of Research on Policing & Crime Prevention: Expanding Roles & Responses,” by Mary Dodge, Ph. D.
The study reviewed a variety of research projects and topics including domestic violence, “Broken Windows,” community policing, information sharing.

Tips & Tricks For Arcgis (Article)

Jim Mallard (2007). This article is a collection of tips and tricks for ArcGIS. Some work only in version 9.2, while most work in earlier versions as well.

Vicap Newsletter - Summer 2007 (Article)

FBI ViCAP (2007). This is the summer 2007 edition of the FBI ViCAP newsletter.

County-Level Analysis Finds That Focus On Minor And Public Order Offenses Reduced Level Of More Serious Crimes (Article)

John L. Worrall (2006). This study explores the connection between arrests for minor offenses and reduction in serious crime. Data collected at a county level from 1989 through 2000 in California suggest that an investment in “broken windows” can lead to lower crime rates. A broken windows approach to law enforcement as a crime prevention measure predicts that arrests for low level crime such as disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness may result in fewer felony assaults and burglaries...

"sharpen The Saw" How To Get And Stay At Your Analytical Best (Article)

Eugene Matthews (2007). Written by a former Army Criminal Investigation Division Special Agent, with over 22 years experience. This article is written to help crime analysts, investigators and other analytical practioners in keeping their analytical edge. The technique described is one of many that are available and have proven to be effective.

Guide To Myspace Tracking Tools (Article)

Joshua King (Burlington County Prosecutor's Office) (2006). A manual that goes through how to track who is visiting a myspace profile. Useful for parents and investigators who set up undercover profiles.

Florida Crime & Intelligence Analyst Association (fciaa) 10th Annual Training Conference Review (Article)

Ericka Jackson (2006). Ericka Jackson, Secretary of the FCIAA, has provided us with a review and summary of their 10th Annual Training Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The 2006 Maca Conference (Article)

MACA President Debra Piehl (2006). This is a brief summary of the training and events that took place at this year's Massachusetts Association of Crime Analysts Conference.

There are also details about the 2007 MACA Conference which will be held on Cape Cod.

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