Problem Solving and the Police


In the previous chapter we looked at the competencies, capabilities, and coordination needs of three groups renowned for their problem-solving abilities—scientists, lawyers, and doctors. Although all of these will be concerned with our principal areas of interest—illegal drugs and cyber crime—there are other groups that are more directly involved. With drugs, these include the police, drug dealers themselves, and many community groups. With cyber crime there are the companies who wish to protect themselves and the experts who have the difficult task of tracing and catching the hackers and information stealers engaged in criminal activity. In this chapter we will describe how the police approach problem solving.


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