Criminal intelligence represents unavoidable institute in suppression of international, trans-national and domestic organized crime. Criminal intelligence is conducted on two levels: tactical and strategic. Tactical intelligence is the support given by the criminal intelligence section to operational sections or investigators during the investigation. Strategic intelligence provide an overview of the scope and dimension of criminal activity in order to support the policy development aimed at providing effective strategies in suppression of criminal behaviour at society. Business model of intelligence-led policing is the highest level of using the criminal intelligence in strategic sense.
Modern police agencies in western democracies has been using the institute of criminal intelligence for several decades, and in 21st century it is introduced in police agencies in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Author analyzes the implementation of criminal intelligence in the Police Authorities of the Ministries of Home Affairs in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, West-Herzegovina Canton and Herzeg-Bosnia Canton. Correlation analysis detected the statistically significant connection, i. e. causal connection between criminal act of classic crime and total mass of crime in all three observed police authorities. Also, in all three police authorities, the existence of causal connection was detected between property crime and classic crime. On the other hand, statistically significant correlation of the organized, white-collar crime, i. e. the crime with information deficit regarding the reports towards the responsible authorities is detected only in HNC Police Authority. Trend analysis of writing the criminal intelligence reports shows lack of the feedback as one of the factors that influence the loosing the will for criminal intelligence work at police officers. Taking a poll among managers of criminal intelligence gives an insight into objective circumstances that can influence better/worse work, for instance: organizational structure of the section, position within the organization chart of the police authority, security of office-premises, certain operational principles, level of being trained, etc.
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