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NCJ Number: 118534 Find in a Library
Title: Role of Analysis in Combating Modern Terrorism
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:58  Issue:6  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:1-5
Author(s): D Gates
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
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Language: English
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Annotation: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is one of the few law enforcement organizations in the United States which has a full-time unit for the purpose of combating terrorism.
Abstract: The Anti-Terrorist Division of the LAPD is composed of surveillance, investigative, legal, and intelligence analysis sections. The analysis unit assesses threats, issues officer safety bulletins, prepares briefing papers and reports, and analyzes intelligence. Analysis, or the examination of raw intelligence data that enables the analyst to uncover possible terrorism trends and to provide appropriate investigative management, gives meaning and direction to intelligence information. The process of analysis in the anti-terrorist division is explored and some practical applications of analysis as it relates to cases of terrorism are given.
Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism intelligence
Index Term(s): Crime specific countermeasures; Police training models; Threat assessment
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