International Case Study 1: Criminal Intelligence Service Canada (CISC)



Derived from multi-stage qualitative analysis (using content and discourse analysis techniques) of corporate documents and intelligence products, this chapter presents an analysis of the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada’s (CISC) application of strategic intelligence against transnational organized crime (TOC). The first of two international case studies, the CSIC case study provides a detailed description of the case site, its operating context and an explorative analysis of what strategic intelligence in CISC does and the value it provides. This chapter illustrates that CISC uses a primarily national security strategic intelligence model that analyses TOC as an adversary, undertaking its analysis from a Canadian-centric approach. While referring to intelligence-led policing in its corporate documents, analysis shows that CISC deviates from the 3-I Model, focusing on managing risks and threats rather than influencing decision-makers.


Organize Crime Central Bureau Transnational Organize Crime Corporate Document Intelligence Product 
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© John Coyne and Peter Bell 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Strategic Intelligence ServicesAustralian Federal Police (AFP)CanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of Criminology & Criminal JusticeGriffith UniversityQueenslandAustralia

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