Journal Article

The Diamond Matrix: A Science-Driven Approach to Policing with Crime Intelligence

R. Mark Evans

in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice

Volume 6, issue 2, pages 133-143
Published in print June 2012 | ISSN: 1752-4512
Published online February 2012 | e-ISSN: 1752-4520 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/police/par063
The Diamond Matrix: A Science-Driven Approach to Policing with Crime Intelligence

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As policing enters an era of financial austerity and increased public scrutiny against the backdrop of an increasingly global criminal economy, this paper describes the value of crime intelligence as a component of future policing strategies. It proposes the Integrated Crime Intelligence Analysis Framework (The Diamond Matrix) as a way of ‘shrinking the crime triangle’ by supporting and educating intelligence practitioners to generate the actionable ideas necessary to drive targeted, coordinated policing. Moreover, it provides the foundations for a wider programme focused on intelligence specialists/advanced specialists, decision-makers, and managers/leaders—a scientifically driven approach to the use and application of crime intelligence to underpin the requirements of a future-focused professional policing service.

Journal Article.  4883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Policing

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