Intelligence Management

Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime

  • Babak Akhgar
  • Simeon Yates

Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Simeon J. Yates, Babak Akhgar
    Pages 1-7
  3. The Odyssey Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Simeon J. Yates, Chris Bates, Babak Akhgar, Lucasz Jopek, Richard Wilson, Sarah J. Mitchell et al.
      Pages 11-34
    3. Rodrigo Diaz Rodriguez
      Pages 35-48
  4. Technologies for Strategic Intelligence Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Marcos A Rodrigues, Alan Robinson
      Pages 95-109
    3. Mohammad Dastbaz, Aamedeo Cesta
      Pages 111-131
  5. Social, Organisational and Policy Aspects of ICT and Strategic Intelligence Management

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-232

About this book


The current rapid development in both computing power and the ability to present and mine complex data sets in useful ways provides the backdrop to Intelligence Management: Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime.  The chapters address the linkage between: law enforcement; developments in information and communication technologies and key ideas about the management of data, information, knowledge and intelligence. The work is conducted by a number of international academic and industrial research groups, law enforcement agencies, and end users. 


Section 1 presents four chapters that address the details, outcomes, user needs and background theoretical ideas behind a large-scale research aand development project in this domain (The Odyssey Project).  This project explored the challenges of establishing a Pan-European ballistics and crime information intelligence network.  It represents an example of the type of system that is likely to become commonly used by Law Enforcement Agencies in the near future. Many of the challenges are not technical but organisational, legal, economic, social and political.  Sections 2 and 3 therefore present wider commentaries.  Section 2 explores other research and development projects that attempt to exploit the power of contemporary ICT systems to support Law Enforcement Agencies in many aspects of their work including investigations, data analysis and presentation, identification, training and crime prevention.  Section 3 takes a look at the social and organisational issues around aspects of crime prevention, crime detection and policing – with a view to the role of information and communication technologies in these contexts.


Information and Communication Technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Babak Akhgar
    • 1
  • Simeon Yates
    • 2
  1. 1., City CampusSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldMontserrat
  2. 2.Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Faculty of ArtsSheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom

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