International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference



The International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2012

13-14 December 2012 Manchester, England.

Venue: Manchester Central Conference Centre,  M2 3GX

Crime analysis, intelligence analysis, problem solving, intelligence-led policing, crime mapping, problem-oriented partnerships, crime prevention, criminal investigation

Twitter: #ICIAC12

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science hosted the 2012 International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference in Manchester, England on the 13th and 14th December.

The conference is THE event for intelligence professionals, community safety officers, investigators, and researchers interested in intelligence-led policing, problem solving, partnership working, crime prevention, and the analysis that underpins decision making.  The conference appeals to practitioners and academics, albeit with all content directed at practical means for improving policing and public safety. 

The conference is primarily a training event through the many classes that are on offer; an opportunity to learn from good practice from the presentation of real world cases, applications and problem solving; from the latest research that has a very strong operationally applied focus; and from key leaders who are innovating new ways for delivering policing and community safety services in difficult economic times.

Presenters' abstracts and slides are available by following the links under the 'Programme' tab.

The programme for the 2012 conference included:
  • Keynotes:

    • Goldstein Award POP finalists Greater Manchester Police on their predictive policing work
    • Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University, on hotspot policing and the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment's long term impact
  • Seminar streams: these are chosen from submissions to our call for abstracts. The 2012 programme included sessions on:

    • Social media analysis
    • OCGs
    • Predictive mapping
    • Intelligence models and methods
    • Investigative analysis
  • Technical workshops and classes: these provide for a more interactive learning opportunity for delegates. The 2012 programme included sessions on:

    • Analysis requirements of PCCs
    • Hypothesis testing analysis approach
    • Hotspot analysis
    • Problem solving
    • Crime linkage analysis
    • Fraud detection
    • Network analysis
    • Geographical regression 
Conference Steering Group:
  1. Spencer Chainey, UCL (Conference Chair)
  2. Andrew Brumwell, West Midlands Police
  3. Simon Bullock, Home Office
  4. John Chapman, Dorset County Council
  5. Keith Jackson, UK Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts
  6. Dan Lloyd, Safe Newcastle Partnership
  7. Kate Rennie, Cleveland Police
  8. David Ottiwell, Greater Manchester New Economy
  9. Andrew Newton, Huddersfield University
  10. Gordon Stovin, West Mercia Police
  11. Lisa Tompson, UCL
  12. Chris Williams, Local Government Association

The International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2012 13-14 December 2012 Manchester, England. Twitter: #ICIAC12

Click the presentation title to view the abstract and download the presenter's slides (where these have been supplied).

Levels: G = General; I = Intermediate; A = Advanced

Conference winners:

Best presentation: Catching a knife-point robber with geographical profiling Christine Leist, Metropolitan Police

Best presentation runner-up: Reducing metal theft in County Durham and Darlington Victoria Price, Durham Constabulary

Best poster: Sussex Street Community - Strategic Profile Garry Seville, Sussex Police

Thursday 13th December 2012
9.00 – 10.15 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

10.15 – 11.30: 1st Plenary (G)

  • Exhibitors and Poster Showcase: a series of 60 second showcases from each exhibitor and poster presenter
11.30 – 11.55 – BREAK AND EXHIBITION

12.00 – 13.00: Parallel session 1

1A SEMINAR STREAM - Organised Crime Groups Research (I)

1B SEMINAR STREAM – Spatial analysis: from research to practice (G)




13.00 – 14.00 – LUNCH and EXHIBITION

14.05 – 15.05: Parallel sessions 2

2A SEMINAR STREAM – Social Network Analysis Research (I)

2B SEMINAR STREAM - Priority neighbourhoods (G)





15.40 – 16.40: Parallel sessions 3

3A SEMINAR STREAM – Spatial and temporal analytical techniques (I)

3B SEMINAR STREAM - Now for something a little different! (G)




16.45 – 18.00: DRINKS RECEPTION - join us for a free drink or two, network and chat with our exhibitors

Friday 14th December 2012

9.15 - 9.45 Refreshments and exhibition

9.45 – 10.45: Parallel session 4

4A SEMINAR STREAM – Harm reduction (G)

4B SEMINAR STREAM - Crime linkage and investigative analysis (G)




11.20-12.20: Parallel session 5

5A SEMINAR STREAM - From analysis to crime reduction (G)

5B SEMINAR STREAM – Risky and emerging places (I)





13.25-14.25: Parallel session 6

6A Seminar stream – Predictive crime mapping (I)

6B Seminar stream – Intelligence Products and Models (G)

Class 6C

Class 6D

  • Design and crime (G) Aiden Sidebottom, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

14.35-15.15: 2nd Plenary (G) 

15.15: Conference prizes

CLOSE: 15.30


Twitter: #ICIAC12

The International Crime and intelligence Analysis Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to promote the services and products that are available to the police and community safety intelligence and crime prevention community.



GIS software from Esri enables law enforcement personnel to capture and create an integrated picture of information in the form of interactive maps and reports on the desktop, laptop, handheld, or in the emergency vehicle.  GIS allows law enforcement and criminal justice personnel to plan effectively for emergency response, determine mitigation priorities, analyze historical events, and predict future events.  Working with location information, GIS software and solutions from ESRI give you the power to solve problems you encounter every day.

As the leader in GIS technology, Esri offers innovative solutions that will help you create, visualize, analyze, and present information more clearly.  Organizations around the world, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies, are using Esri GIS software to make smart and timely decisions.  Esri provides powerful GIS solutions to more than 300,000 clients in more than 200 countries.  Esri offers GIS solutions to help you unlock the spatial component of your valuable data and see your organization’s information from a new perspective. 

Stand 2: Xanalys


Xanalys was founded to design and develop industry-leading investigation software solutions.

Today our software provides vital support for investigation teams in Banking and Insurance,Corrections and Law EnforcementBrand Protection and Manufacturing Planning. We’ve successfully deployed solutions to organisations and agencies in Australia, across North America and in the United Kingdom.

Our technology supports a wide range of investigation scenarios, from domain-focussed analytical solutions for analysts and investigators, right up to robust enterprise-level systems for high-profile and high-pressure Major Case Management environments.

Stand 3: IBM




In Smarter Cities, leaders are employing innovative solutions to create safer and more secure cities, protecting citizens and the city's economic value. By integrating the capabilities of IBM's Smarter Cities portfolio and the i2 portfolio, IBM is enabling cities of all sizes to use analytics-based solutions to keep citizens, businesses and communities safe and economically secure.

Stand 4: Ordnance Survey


Ordnance Survey is Great Britain’s national mapping agency. It is our job to collect, maintain and distribute the most accurate and up-to-date geographic information (GI) of the whole country that government, business and individuals all rely upon.

Since 1 April 2011, all public sector organisations in England and Wales can access Ordnance Survey geographic data “free at the point of use” under the Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA).

The PSMA with over 2800 members helps to deliver significant efficiency savings and improvements in public service delivery, for the benefit of communities and citizens.

Stand 5: Public Engines


PublicEngines’ mission is to help prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence and increase community engagement.

The company’s products include CrimeReports, the industry’s most popular online crime mapping and engagement solution, used by law enforcement agencies to publish crime data and increase public information flow and interaction; CommandCentral, the leading cloud-based crime intelligence and data visualization tool, providing law enforcement agencies with insightful analytics used to solve and prevent crime; And TipSoft, theindustry’s most widely-adopted tip information and workflow management platform developed for gathering anonymous tips from the public and disseminating alerts. 

PublicEngines’ products are used by more than 2,500 law enforcement organizations worldwide.

Stand 6: CrimeDeter and Oculus Info


Oculus is an award-winning technology and research company, focused on innovative data visualization technologies and services. Oculus develops visualization solutions, including its award winning GeoTime® spatio-temporal 3D visualization and analysis software. Oculus visualization solutions are used daily by customers ranging from defense and military organizations to Fortune 500 companies.

Crime Deter was setup to provide an independent option for communities and companies seeking security advice and management of their security projects including auditing of current systems. Deterrence is not just about punishment or the use of expensive security measures it is about using the tools available to influence criminal behaviour. Towns, charities, retail, infrastructure and banking companies have benefited from our advice, project planning and delivery of performance improving crime reduction strategies. Unlike traditional security companies we take the time to understand your life and business and implement cost effective solutions; rather than sell you security services and products you may not need. These solutions will coexist and improve, rather than impede ,your life and your business.

Stand A: Association of Crime Intelligence Analysts (ACIA)


The Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA) brings together more than 1,200 analysts (and researchers) from both public and private sectors in the UK and Ireland. ACIA member participation is key - it is run by analysts for analysts. It enables members to develop their skills and careers by linking them with like-minded individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and by providing ways to swap ideas and interact:

  • The prestigious ACIA annual awards process now in its fifth year. Winners receive a prize and are entered into an international awards competition in which we have had considerable success. Last year’s winners went on an expenses paid trip to San Diego to collect their international award
  • ACIA organises an annual conference, free for members, which provides a fantastic opportunity to meet and share ideas
  • The website regular updates on conferences, job vacancies, training opportunities and other relevant information.

Best presentation: Catching a knife-point robber with geographical profiling Christine Leist, Metropolitan Police

Best presentation runner-up: Reducing metal theft in County Durham and Darlington Victoria Price, Durham Constabulary

Best poster: Sussex Street Community - Strategic Profile Garry Seville, Sussex Police

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