CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS
„You don't need to know the future. You just have to be prepared for it.” (Pericle)
We are announcing the publication of a new book, called FROM INFORMATION TO INTELLIGENCE, about criminal intelligence analysis. 

The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction into operational and administrative analysis, documentary products, and to provide an overview regarding analytical techniques used in this types of analysis. 

In this book are also exposed some dedicated software used to create and develop analytical or documentary product. 

In the annex is presented a case study, for those who want too see in practice the classical structure of the operational analysis report. 

The book was printed in Craiova by Sitech, was published on May 22, 2013, and contains 176 pages with the ISBN 978-606-11-3445-8. 

Below you can browse the contents of this book, which we hope that will capture your interest and will convince you that deserves entire attention.

Motto / 8

List of figures / 9

Preface / 11

Chapter 1 From information to intelligence / 17

1.1  Definition and brief history / 17

1.2  Different types of data used in criminal intelligence analysis / 18

1.3  Different types of intelligence analysis / 19

1.4  Analytical thinking / 21

1.4.1 Creative thinking / 21

1.4.2 Lateral thinking / 22

1.4.3 Lateral thinking / 23

Chapter 2 The intelligence process / 27

2.1 Definition / 27

2.2 Graphic representations of intelligence process / 27

2.2.1 The intelligence process developed by Anacapa / 27

2.2.2 The intelligence process developed by NPIA / 28

2.2.3 The intelligence process developed by the authorsi / 28

2.3 Components of the intelligence process / 29

2.3.1 Planning and directing of the analysis and documentation activities / 29

2.3.2 Data collection / 30

2.3.3 Data evaluation / 33

             2.3.4 Data collation / 38

             2.3.5 Data description. Types of charts / 40

             2.3.6 Inference development / 57

             2.3.7 Issuing and testing partial hypotheses / 60

             2.3.8 Inference and types of inferences / 61

             2.3.9 Developing recommendations / 66

             2.3.10 Disseminating of the analytical or documentary product / 68

             2.3.11 Feedback and revaluation of the analytical or documentary product / 71

2.4 Software used to create and develop analytical or documentary product / 72

2.4.1 Office applications / 72

2.4.2 Dedicated software / 74

Chapter 3 Analytical techniques used in operational and administrative analysis / 79

3.1 Network analysis / 79

3.2 Activity analysis / 81

3.3 Flow analysis / 82

3.4 Event analysis / 82

3.5 Financial analysis / 83

3.5.1 Indicator recognition / 84

3.5.2 Deposit analysis / 85

3.5.3 Transaction analysis / 85

3.5.4 Company analysis / 87

3.5.5 Concealed income analysis / 88

3.6 Analysis of electronic communications and of data stored in comunication devices  / 93

3.6.1 Electronic communications analysis / 93

3.6.2 Particularities of communications analysis acording to specific analysis required / 94

3.6.3 Analysis of data stored contained in the communication devices / 95

3.6.4 Analysis of CCTV, access control records and GPS localization data / 96

3.7 Results analysis / 97

3.8 Operational intelligence assessment / 98

3.9 Risk and threat analysis / 99

3.9.1 Terms used in this analytical technique / 100

3.9.2 Threat assessment / 100

3.9.3 Risk assessment / 101

3.9.4 Achievement stages of risk and threat analysis / 102

3.10 Frequency analysis / 105

3.11 Data correlation analysis / 107

3.12 Trends analysis / 109

3.12.1 Time series analysis / 110

3.12.2 Frequency charts comparison / 112

3.13 Open-source intelligence analysi / 113

3.13.1 Achievement stages of open-source intelligence analysis / 115

3.13.2 Online searching / 117

3.13.3 Example of searching and collecting information from open sources available on-line / 119

3.14 SWOT analysis / 121

3.15 Phenomenon analysis / 125

3.16 Crime mapping / 127

3.17 Impact analysis / 127

3.18 Content analysis / 128

Chapter 4 Forms of operational analysis / 131 

4.1 Case analysis / 131

4.2 Comparative case analysis / 134

4.2.1 Comparative Case Analysis: Matrix with comparison criteria of sexual assaults cases and interpretation of the results / 134

4.3 Specific profile analysis / 134

4.3.1 Recommended stages in developing of the specific profile analysis / 135

4.3.2 Theoretically achievement of the geoprofiling analysis / 136

4.4 Offender grup analysis / 137

4.5 Investigations analysis / 139

4.6 Theoretically achievement of operational analysis / 139

4.7 Particularities regarding the elaboration of operational analysis / 141

4.8 Structure of operational analysis report / 142

4.8.1 Recomended conditions for classical structure of the operational analysis report / 143

4.8.2 Recomended conditions for modern structure of the operational analysis report / 145

4.9 Annexes of operational analysis report / 148

4.10 Dissemination of the analytical product / 150

Chapter 5 Administrative analysis / 151

5.1 Theoretically achievement of the administrative analysis / 152

5.2 Structure and particularities in developing of an administrative analysis / 153

5.3 Annexes of administrative analysis report / 156

5.4 Presentation of the administrative analysis results to external audiences / 156

5.5 Aspects regarding the dissemination of the analytical product / 157

Chapter 6 Documentary product / 159

6.1 Graphic representations for analytical support / 159

6.2 Documentary products / 159

6.3 Dissemination of the documentary products / 160

Case study / 161