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Reference documents and good practice information are available on the Knowledge Hub Criminal Intelligence Analysis Community, which is an OFFICIAL online tool with access limited to registered PNN and GSi users.
Key resources and guidance notes on College Learn
- Quick Wins for Busy Analysts
- Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Analysis Guidance Note
- Analysis of Policy Implications Analysis Guidance Note
- Back-Casting Analysis Guidance Note
- Cone of Plausibility Analysis Guidance Note
- Expert Judgement Capture Analysis Guidance Note
- Force Field Analysis Guidance Note
- Key Assumptions Check Analysis Guidance Note
- Pattern Analysis Guidance Note
- Quadrant Crunching Analysis Guidance Note
- Red Teaming Analysis Guidance Note
- SWOT Analysis Guidance Note
- Team A/Team B Analysis Guidance Note
These guides were produced by Defence Intelligence and the Joint Intelligence Organisation Professional Head of Intelligence Analysis.
The following online resource is also available via the Knowledge Hub Criminal Intelligence Analysis Community, which is an OFFICIAL online tool with access limited to registered PNN and GSi users.
Further resources are also available on the internet or through commercially available books and other resources, which include the following:
Beebe, S.M., Pherson, R.H. (2012) Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Centre for Problem-Oriented Policing (2005) Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers in 60 Small Steps [internet]. Albany: Centre for Problem-Oriented Policing. Available from http://www.popcenter.org/learning/60steps/index.cfm?page=Welcome [Accessed 21 February 2018]
Chainey, S. (2012). Improving the explanatory content of analysis products using hypothesis testing [internet]. Policing: a journal of policy and practice, 6(2). Available from doi:10.1093/police/pas007 [Accessed 21 February 2018]
Cohen, Lawrence E.; Felson, Marcus (1979). “Social Change and Crime Rate Trends: A Routine Activity Approach”. American Sociological Review. (44) 588–608
Cornish, D., & Clarke, R. (1987). Understanding crime displacement: An application of rational choice theory. Criminology, 25(4), 933–947.
Eck, J., and Spelman, W. (1987) in Problem solving: Problem-oriented policing in Newport News. Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum
Heuer, R.J. Jr., Pherson, R.H. (2011) Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Haselton, M. G.; Nettle, D. & Andrews, P. W. (2005). The evolution of cognitive bias. In D. M. Buss (Ed.), The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology: Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons Inc. pp. 724–746
Heuer, R., Pherson, R.H. (2015) Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis (2nd Edition), pp 33-36. Washington DC: CQ Press.
Pherson, R.H. (2008) Handbook of Analytic Tools and Techniques. Reston, VA: Pherson Associates, LLC.
Pherson, R.H., Kaiser, L.M. (2013) Analytic Writing Guide. Reston, VA: Pherson Associates, LLC.
Pherson, K.H., Pherson, R.H. (2013) Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence. Washington, DC: CQ Press/Sage Publications.
Pherson, K., Sullivan, R. (2013) Improving the Quality of Analysis in Fusion Centres: Making the Most of the Nation’s Investment [internet]. Journal of Strategic Security 6(3), pp 309-319. Available from http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1324&context=jss [Accessed 21 February 2018]
Ratcliffe, J. H. (2004) Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence. Sydney: Federation Press.