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The Need for Visual Analytics in Law Enforcement – Part 2

Published on September 27th, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • September 27, 2013

Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods are the subject of this first blog in a series of blogs on analytics techniques, with the discussion focused on several question constructs, as per my previous foundation blog on the wider Analytics topic: What…

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Silence is Golden After All…

Published on July 25th, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • July 25, 2013

I was reading an article in the most recent issue of Science News that focused on the need for analyzing cellular phone communications by criminals. The article mentioned a case in Italy where investigators were able to analyze mobile phone…

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Mapping in Intelligence Analysis & Investigations

Published on July 23rd, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • July 23, 2013

We attended the 2013 Esri International User Conference, held July 8-12 in San Diego, CA, and it was quite an experience. Esri is a dedicated team of hard working individuals who clearly love what they do. We could feel the…

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The Need for Visual Analytics in Law Enforcement – Part 1

Published on July 23rd, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • July 23, 2013

Today's Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and related intelligence organizations are under siege on a number of fronts, and will need to change and evolve decades old, stove pipe practices and workflows to maintain their ability to detect and action credible…

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Consolidated Analytics: Wave of the Future or a Temporary Fix?

Published on July 16th, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • July 16, 2013

Over the last few years there has been a trend towards the consolidation of analytical functions in law enforcement agencies worldwide. Several large agencies, piloted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Department, have led the charge to…

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Again: How Agencies Can Get Access to Social Media Intelligence

Published on February 13th, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • February 13, 2013

The topic of OSINT (open source intelligence), and specifically social media intelligence, found its way into the defense and military conversation quite frequently at last month’s AFCEA TechNet Europe event. While law enforcement is seeing a great deal of success…

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The Power Of Location Data And Visualizations - SS8

The Power of Location Data and Visualizations

Published on February 13th, 2013 | by SS8 Blog

  • February 13, 2013

We ran into Esri at AFCEA TechNet Europe last month and were reminded of just how powerful mapping tools can be in anything from power outages during Hurricane Sandy to IED explosions in warzones. Enabling visualizations of the locations of…

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