Praescient Analytics believes law enforcement organizations can take a page from how the intelligence community and military use big data analysis to churn out leads in solving crimes.
Criminal groups and foreign terrorist organizations are alike, and there have been actual instances where the two were found linked, program lead Bryan Lambert said in a Praescient blog.
He cited recent reports of profits from organized crime being used to fund and arm militant groups.
Lambert said LEOs can fight the threat by treating criminal work as a network that can be tracked through money transfers, shipping records of goods and communication data.
The author noted that while the use of big data remains a legal hurdle for law enforcement, “ultimately data and intelligence analysis provide just another tool, albeit a powerful one, in combating crime.”