Book: Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence

Jerry H Ratcliffe, Editor

Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence (2nd edition) complements the drive for more effective strategic planning in law enforcement by providing insights into the thinking and practice of leading strategic intelligence analysts.

The first chapters establish the place of strategic intelligence in current law enforcement thinking. The central chapters provide a road map for the production of strategic intelligence. The final two chapters dissect the issues surrounding the implementation of intelligence systems and explore the opportunities to develop more strategic thinking in law enforcement.

Every chapter is written by a practitioner or researcher closely involved with the law enforcement strategic intelligence field. These contributors are drawn from agencies such as the Australian Crime Commission, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (UK), the Metropolitan Police (London, UK) and the Australian Federal Police, and they represent some of the leading specialists in the field of strategic criminal intelligence.

Second edition: Federation Press 2009
First edition: Federation Press 2004
ISBN: 1862874905. 240 pages


The structure of strategic thinking
Jerry Ratcliffe (Temple University)

Developments in Australian strategic criminal intelligence
Kevin Rogers (formerly National Crime Authority, Australia)

Developments in UK criminal intelligence
John Grieve (formerly Metropolitan Police, UK)

Strategic aspects of the UK National Intelligence Model
Brian Flood and Roger Gaspar (Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Criminal Intelligence Service, UK)

Task definition
Jonathan Nicholl (Australian Crime Commission)

The theory and practice of intelligence collection
Oliver Higgins (Serious Organised Crime Agency, UK)

Intelligence research
Jerry Ratcliffe (Temple University)

Exploratory intelligence tools
Corey E Heldon (Australian Federal Police)

Threat and risk assessments
Natasha Tusikov and Robert C Fahlman (Criminal Intelligence Service Canada and Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

Futures work in strategic criminal intelligence
Neil Quarmby (Medicare Australia and formerly Australian Crime Commission)

Influencing decision-makers with intelligence and analytical products
R Mark Evans (New Zealand Police and formerly Police Service of Northern Ireland)

Project management
Patrick F Walsh (Charles Sturt University and formerly National Crime Authority)

Collaborative intelligence production
Ray Guidetti (New Jersey State Police, USA)

A practitioner’s perspective of UK strategic intelligence
Steve Christopher and Nina Cope (The City University, UK, and formerly Metropolitan Police)

Setting the strategic agenda
Jerry Ratcliffe and James Sheptycki (Temple and York University)