Posted by Douglas Wood, CEO of Case Closed Software – a leader in investigation software and analytics for law enforcement. Headquartered here in Central Texas, I recently had an opportunity to have coffee with Dr. Sarah Brayne, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Brayne had just published an interesting article in … More Big Data Surveillance: The Case of Policing
For law enforcement and other police service agencies, the ability to rapidly manage and interpret massive amounts of data is of paramount importance. Front line officers require timely and accurate data that enables intelligence-led decision making, and officers must be deployed proactively in order to deter and prevent criminal behavior. As we have written before, the true lifeblood … More A Look at Digital Policing
By Tyler Wood, Operations Manager at Crime Tech Solutions. One of the many functions crime analysis performs is the identification of “hot spots”, or geographical areas that seem to be hubs for criminal activity. Identifying these hot spots through best practices in geospatial crime mapping allows law enforcement to focus their efforts in areas that … More Crime Hot Spots and Risk Terrain Modeling
Posted by Crime Tech Solutions Gangs are everywhere, it seems. They’re known and feared across the world. Their nasty reputations are due to the nature of their crimes: arson, murder, drug-trafficking, armed robbery, etc.. But today’s street gangs are less The Wire and more Wired. In the digital era, gangs are putting an increased amount … More Hail! Jail! The Gang’s All Here!