How AI Tools are Improving Investigations of 3D Printed “Ghost Guns”

Among the many technological breakthroughs that are changing the world in the 21st Century, 3D printing is among the most revolutionary. The possibilities for 3D printing can be inspirational when considering their applications for medicine, art, and virtually every industry on the planet. However, like most technologies, 3D printing also creates new possibilities for criminal […]

Detecting and Preventing Human Traffickers at Major Events

Major venues around the world are seeing record attendance for all kinds of events, including sports and concerts. This may be due in large part to a combination of factors, including the decline of COVID cases, the increase in popularity of events due to social media and other communications technologies, and the increased grandeur of […]

Thwarting Terrorism Through Stronger Public-Private Alliances

Social media platforms have been used by terrorist organizations for years. Just as social media enables businesses, charities, and individuals to spread their messages widely, efficiently, and inexpensively, these platforms are used by extremist groups, terrorists, and criminal organizations to communicate with collaborators and with the public. A wide range of violent groups have utilized […]

Enhancing Events Safety

Large events, whether they are music festivals, sports events, political rallies, or other public gatherings, are a hallmark of modern society. But while they usually bring people together for positive purposes, they also present unique challenges to law enforcement agencies tasked with maintaining public safety. In addition to requiring heightened readiness for issues such as […]

How Artificial Intelligence is Advancing Criminal Gang Investigations

Criminal gangs pose a significant threat to public safety on a global scale, engaging in a wide range of illicit activities including narcotics trafficking, homicide, human trafficking, internet crimes against children (ICAC), terrorism, and more. As these criminal organizations increasingly harness the power of digital technology to coordinate and execute their activities, law enforcement agencies […]

Combatting Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) With New Investigation Tools

While there are many perspectives on the topic of crime, one opinion tends to be consistent around the world — the victimization of children is especially heinous. Thousands of trained professionals have dedicated their lives to combating crimes against children, but the task becomes more complex and challenging over time. Unfortunately, the same technologies that […]

Police Chief Strategies: Using Technology to Address Staffing & Image Challenges

A good police officer is irreplaceable. No technology will ever be able to substitute for the skills, bravery, good judgment, and humanity of a well-trained law enforcement professional. However, various circumstances have placed agencies and departments all over the U.S. in a position where they don’t have enough officers and resources to meet the needs […]

Enhancing Firearms Investigations with the Latest Analytical Tools

Of all the inventions in human history, firearms may be the most controversial. Opinions about firearms vary widely around the world, and laws and regulations about guns differ by country, state / territory, and local jurisdictions. These weapons are nearly impossible to get in some places, and readily available in nearby regions. This difference in […]

New Tools for Anticipating and Preventing Cyber Attacks

How investigators are using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to shut down cyber gangs For some people, the phrase “cyber gang” might sound like a horde of half-robot, half-humans rampaging through the streets. Fortunately, the phenomenon is far less dramatic, but still potentially harmful. By the most general definition, a cyber gang is a group […]

The New Era of Homicide Investigations

How new digital solutions are a force multiplier for law enforcement investigators Popular culture is filled with depictions of homicide investigations, from true crime documentaries to outlandish fictional stories about deranged psychopaths and criminal masterminds. Perhaps the only thing that these various media depictions tend to get right most of the time is the seriousness […]