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Forensic intelligence in policing: organisational and cultural change


Raymond, T and Julian, R, Forensic intelligence in policing: organisational and cultural change, Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47, (4) pp. 371-385. ISSN 0045-0618 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Crown Copyright in the Commonwealth of Australia 2015 NSW Police Force

DOI: doi:10.1080/00450618.2015.1052759


One outcome from a Forensic Intelligence Workshop held by Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA) National Institute of Forensic Science (NIFS) in Canberra in October 2011 was the identification that, generally, there is not an intelligence culture within forensic science and organisational and cultural change would be required if forensic science is to play a meaningful role in the intelligence space. Over the past decade, attempts have been made to develop a best practice Integrated Forensic Intelligence Model to improve the integration of crime scene physical evidence, intelligence, and investigative capabilities. Although there has been some progression, it has been isolated, jurisdictionally driven and rarely strategic. This paper begins by examining some of the organisational and cultural barriers to the development and implementation of ‘forensic intelligence’ models in Australian jurisdictions. It goes on to outline the progress that has been made, despite these challenges, towards the development of a forensic intelligence culture in some jurisdictions, and identifies some of the factors that have contributed to this shift. It concludes with some recommendations for a way forward.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:intelligence; police; investigation; culture; information technology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Police administration, procedures and practice
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Law enforcement
UTAS Author:Julian, R (Professor Roberta Julian)
ID Code:107219
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-08
Last Modified:2016-08-08

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