Strategic Intelligence in Law Enforcement: A Review

Coyne, John & Bell, Peter (2011) Strategic Intelligence in Law Enforcement: A Review. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 6(1), pp. 23-39.

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In an age where the role of police has morphed from simplistic response and enforcement activities to one of managing human security risk, it is argued that intelligence can be used to reduce the impact of strategic surprise from evolving criminal threats and environmental change. This review specifically focusses on research that has implications for strategic intelligence in law enforcement. The review findings highlight the absence of detailed research of law enforcement strategic intelligence. Findings suggest that current law enforcement intelligence literature focuses narrowly on the management concept of intelligence-led policing in a tactical, operational setting. As a result there is little theory on how to improve strategic intelligence outcomes. This is despite the fact that intelligence –led policing is envisaged as a management tool to guide strategic decision making. the review identifies central issues surrounding strategic intelligence and highlights key questions that future research agendas must address to improve strategic intelligence outcomes

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ID Code: 50402
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: intelligence-led , strategic intelligence, transnational organised crime
DOI: 10.1080/18335330.2011.553179
ISSN: 1833-5330
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 17 May 2012 02:08
Last Modified: 17 May 2012 02:08

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