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International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference

International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference

25-26 February 2016 Manchester, England.
Venue: Manchester Central Conference Centre,  M2 3GX

Twitter: #ICIAC16

In collaboration with the UK and Ireland Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA)

Crime analysis, intelligence analysis, intelligence-led policing, evidence-based policing, problem-oriented partnerships, crime prevention, criminal investigation, harm reduction, security, public safety

REGISTRATION: Registration for the conference is open.  Click the 'register' tab to register.  Last year's conference sold out a week before the event so book as soon as possible to ensure your place!

Comments from delegates who attended previous conferences:

"Having attended a number of national/international conferences on analysis/research and broader policing I find the International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference to be the best in terms of developing our analytical approaches/techniques"

"I just want to drop a line and say how fantastic I thought the conference was.  Having organised conferences in the past I know how hard it can be to get up and running and I thought the event ran seamlessly.  I thought the presentations were very good and there was a lot to take back to parent organisations!"

"... found the practical analytical opportunities that I have taken away from the conference to be invaluable"

"Please accept, and pass on to the rest of the committee, the sincere thanks of myself, #### and ### who attended from ###.  We had a fantastic conference and learnt so much from all the other analysts there."

"With continual public sector cuts I was getting low about the future of analysis and the appliance of science in the workplace as many companies would rather invest in IT than suitably trained analysts.  Your event has ‘reignited the fire’ and demonstrated that the role has a huge value that is essential to problem-solving and driving policing forward."

Conference details:

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science is once again delighted to host the International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference in Manchester, England on the 25 and 26 February 2016.  The conference will also showcase excellence in analysis by hosting the Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts annual awards.

The conference is THE event for intelligence professionals, analysts, 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, security and public safety. 

The conference is primarily a training event.  The programme includes instructional class-based sessions, provides the opportunity to learn from good practice from the presentation of real world cases, and will showcase applications, problem solving and the latest research that has a strong operationally applied focus. Our selected key notes are leaders in their fields, innovating new ways for delivering policing and community safety services.

Conference Steering Group:
  1. Spencer Chainey, UCL (Conference Chair)
  2. Andrew Brumwell, West Midlands Police
  3. John Chapman, Police Foundation
  4. Keith Jackson, UK and Ireland Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts
  5. Dan Lloyd, Safe Newcastle Partnership
  6. Kate Rennie, Cleveland Police
  7. Andrew Newton, Huddersfield University
  8. Chris Williams, London Borough of Brent Council

International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2016

25-26 February 2016 Manchester, England. Twitter: #ICIAC16

Abstracts on each presentation will be available in the conference e-brochure in February. Browse to the bottom to view the outstanding selection of posters that will be presented at the conference.

The ACIA training stream sessions (the classes listed in stream C) are specifically aimed at the practitioner. These sessions will be designed to give attendees tips, tricks and ideas that can be applied immediately in the work place. They are practical and interactive, as are all our other classes!

There is no need to register for any specific sessions.  We have room to accommodate all preferences.

Thursday 25th February

9.00 – 10.10 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

10.10 – 11.30: 1st Plenary (Exchange room 11)

  • Welcome, Spencer Chainey, University College London and Conference Chair; Keith Jackson, President - Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA)
  • The Scottish Business Intelligence Toolkit and associated deployment model - Alex Kelly and Scott Hamilton, Police Scotland
  • Safe and Sound Partnership – managing the night time economy using situational crime prevention techniques (International POP Goldstein Award Winner 2015) - Iain Agar, London Borough of Havering
  • 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 - Serious and organised crime: paths and pathways (Exchange room 11)

  • Pathways into serious and organised crime

    Edward Doughty, Prevent Intelligence Analysis Team, UK National Crime Agency

  • Detection, investigation and monitoring of organised crime groups using forensic intelligence: a promising path forward

    Simon Baechler, School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, and Forensic Science Service, Neuchâtel Police Department, Switzerland

1B Seminar stream - Tales from Two Andys! (Police effectiveness and MCC hotspots) (Exchange room 10)

  • Reconciling SARA assessment and evidence-based policing: reflections from the Police Effectiveness in a Changing World project

    Andy Higgins, The Police Foundation

  • Crime and the night-time economy: multi-classification crime (MCC) hot spots in time and space

    Andrew Newton, Applied Criminology Centre, University of Huddersfield

Class 1C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA class: A practitioner's guide to working in academic projects - Chris Lowe, West Midlands Police

Class 1D (Exchange room 4/5): Title and facilitator to be confirmed

13.00 – 14.00 – LUNCH and EXHIBITION

14.05 – 15.05: Parallel sessions 2

2A Seminar stream - Excellence in analysis (ACIA award runner-ups) (Exchange room 11)

  • The Cambridgeshire Risk Matrix Model

    Emily Doran, Amanda Huggins and Sally Brierley, Cambridgeshire Constabulary

  • Operation Churchill - the analysis of a commercial burglary series

    Steve French, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

2B Seminar stream - Fear, perceptions and victimisation (Exchange room 10)

  • Perceptions of security and its relationship with crime - an example from Mexico

    Rafael Prieto Curiel, Department of Mathematics, University College London

  • Comparing predictors of victimisation and attitudes towards crime across five European countries

    Peter Baudains, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

Class 2C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA class: Infographics – putting analysis in the picture - Paul Eggleston, ACIA (Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies)

Class 2D (Exchange room 4/5)What is new in IBM i2 Analyst’s Notebook 9 - Janet Warner and Mark Fleet, Shortest Path Training


15.40 – 16.40: Parallel sessions 3

3A Seminar stream - Risky business - MoRiLE (Exchange room 11)

  • Management of Risk in Law Enforcement (MoRiLE): Delivering contextualised risk modelling for law enforcement

    Chris Dowen and Amanda Huggins, West Midlands Police

  • The Management of Risk in Law Enforcement (MoRiLE): Using logic and collective expertise to establish strategic Community Safety Partnership priorities

    Harry Stanton, Birmingham Community Safety Partnership

3B Seminar stream - Developing intelligence products (Exchange room 10)

  • Changing perceptions and influencing decision makers: producing meaningful strategic intelligence

    Ciaran Walsh, Chris Lowe and Sam Todd, West Midlands Police

  • Partners working together to achieve one goal: developing organised crime local profiles for CSE and modern slavery

    Jenna Thomas, Debbie Unwin and Ceri Lloyd, Devon and Cornwall Police

Class 3C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA class: The Senior Investigating Officer in his natural habitat - how to communicate, assist and influence them - Owen Gilliard, PA Consulting (ex-NCA Detective Superintendent)

Class 3D (Exchange room 4/5)What Works? Integrating evidence into crime prevention decision-making - Lisa Tompson and Amy Thornton, representing the Commissioned Partnership Programme supporting the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction

16.45 – 18.00: ACIA AWARDS CEREMONY AND DRINKS RECEPTION - raise a glass with us to toast and congratulate the 2015/16 ACIA Award winners for excellence in analysis.

Friday 26th February

9.15 - 9.45 Refreshments and exhibition

9.45 – 10.45: Parallel session 4

4A Seminar stream - Cybercrime (Exchange room 11)

  • Cybercrime: is your criminal intelligence function ready? A UK perspective and the lessons learnt so far

    Owen Gillard, PA Consulting Group

  • Profiling the cybercriminal

    Jason Nurse, Cyber Security Centre and Maria Bada, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford

4B Seminar stream - Scaling up (Exchange room 10)

  • Task the nation: tactically assessing the Environment Agency

    Matt Hind, Environment Agency

  • From divisional analysis to force level analysis – the challenges of upscaling (a child sexual exploitation case study)

    Danielle Williams, Greater Manchester Police

Class 4C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA class: Open source research tips and tools you can use right now! Neil Smith,  K&T Research Services (

Class 4D (Exchange room 4/5):  Advancing crime analysis with R and Shiny - Henry Partridge, Transport for London


11.20-12.20: Parallel session 5

5A Seminar stream - Data challenges for analysing serious crime (Exchange room 11)

  • The categorisation of rape offences in Lancashire

    Catherine Woodward, Lancashire Constabulary

  • Female genital mutilation in the West Midlands

    Mark Hadley, West Midlands Police

5B Seminar stream - Analyst skills development (Exchange room 10)

  • Towards the holistic training of law enforcement intelligence analysts

    Aleksandra Bielska and Chris Pallaris, i-intelligence GmbH, Switzerland

  • Six skill domains for the next generation analyst

    Jenny Martin, Chris Lowe, and Sam Todd, West Midlands Police

Class 5C (Exchange room 6/7): ACIA class: Analysis of competing hypotheses - Owain Gower, Sussex Police

Class 5D (Exchange room 4/5)Analysis to action: what you need to consider when designing problem-oriented interventions - John Chapman, The Police Foundation


13.25-14.25: Parallel session 6

6A Seminar stream - Human trafficking and modern slavery (Exchange room 11)

  • Practical approaches to improving the evidence base about modern slavery in the UK

    Olivia Hesketh and Christine Cooper, Home Office, and Clare Gollop and Sian Bevan, Modern Slavery, Organised Immigration Crime and Migration Related Matters National Policing Portfolio and the Welsh Regional Organised Crime Unit

  • Turning information into intelligence and intelligence into evidence – the role of the analyst in tackling human trafficking and modern day slavery in Rochdale

    Danielle Williams, Greater Manchester Police

6B Seminar stream - Analytical methods and their application (Exchange room 10)

  • Theory of change, improving standards of evidence: an application on youth crime and gang prevention

    Iain Agar, London Borough of Havering

  • The value of hypothesis testing in analysing organised crime

    Matt Ashby, College of Business Law and Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University

Class 6C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA class: Targeting domestic abuse using the Cambridge Crime Harm Index - Matt Bland, Vice President ACIA (Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies)

14.35-15.30: 2nd Plenary (Exchange room 11)

  • Operation SEBRING - murder investigation - Sue Sumner, Lancashire Constabulary (2015/16 ACIA award winner for excellence in analysis)
  • Plenary 2: title and speaker to be confirmed

15.30: Conference prizes

CLOSE: 15.40


  • Understanding the variations in spatial-temporal patterns of motor vehicle theft in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia under western environmental criminology.

    Nawaf Alotaibi, Andy Evans, Alison Heppenstall, and Nick Malleson, School of Geography, University of Leeds

  • Data breach (credit card fraud): a potential indicator and warning

    Michael Davies, Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, University of Oxford

  • Directing patrol routes using predictive policing

    Lisa Jackson, Johanna Leigh and Sarah Dunnett, Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University

  • Assessing the potential prevalence of child sexual exploitation through data

    Matthew Lloyd, London Borough of Brent Community Safety Partnership

  • Serious and organised crime local profile

    Kath Tyler, Staffordshire Police

  • Crime scripting in action - the analysis of modern slavery including child sexual exploitation

    Debbie Unwin, Jenna Thomas, Ceri Lloyd and Holly Ricketts, Devon and Cornwall Police

  • Crime analysis in Belize: a developing concept

    Jane Usher, Belize Police Department

To register for the conference, please click this link to the UCL Shop.

Last year's conference sold out a week before the event so book as soon as possible to ensure your place!

We recommend you book your hotel accommodation in Manchester as soon as possible because there are a number of events going on in the city during the week of the conference that will likely result in hotel prices being bumped up.  Click the hotels tab for information on hotels.

Conference registration fee:

The conference registration fee is £355.  This includes lunch and refreshments on both days of the conference. 

On the UCL Shop registration page you have the option to pay the conference fee using a debit or credit card, or can request to be invoiced.

If you have any problems in registering, please contact Peter Gudge (T: +44 (0)20 3108 3206).

Registration for conference speakers and exhibitors:

If you are a conference speaker or exhibitor please contact Peter Gudge and he will complete your registration.


T: +44 (0)20 3108 3206

I'm afraid we do not offer any concession on the registration fee to students.

We recommend you book your hotel accommodation in Manchester as soon as possible because there are a number of events going on in the city during the week of the conference that will likely result in hotel prices being bumped up.

Double Tree by Hilton (special conference rates)

B&B rate (booking code: AICIA): £125 (single occupancy); £135 (double occupancy)
We have arranged a discounted room rate at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 3DG) for delegates attending the conference.

You can book online at Choose the date, click 'Add special rate codes', add the booking code in the 'Group code' field and click 'Check rooms & rates'.  Or you can call their reservations team on 0161 242 1991.  Please make sure you use the booking code above to get the discounted conference rate.  There are only a certain number of rooms available at this rate so book asap if you want to take this option.

Other hotels close to the conference centre

For hotel reviews see (conference centre postcode is M2 3GX)

A guide is provided below.  Hotel information is also available here: Manchester Hotels


36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY

Jury's Inn from £65

56 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE

Arora from £100

18 - 24 Princess St, Manchester M1 4LY

Mint Hotel from £100

1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Premier Inn from £70

112 - 114 Portland St, The Circus, Manchester M1 4WB

Ibis from £60

96 Portland Street, Manchester M1 4GX

McDonald Townhouse from £80

101 Portland Street, Manchester M1 6DF

Novotel from £80

21 Dickinson Street, Manchester M1 4LX

The Midland from £135

16 Peter St, Manchester M60 2DS

Radisson Edwardian from £135

Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP

The conference offers three types of opportunities for our commercial supporters:

  • Official conference partner (including exhibitor and conference speaker)
  • Exhibitor
  • Conference speaker

Be an official conference partner

Our official conference partner package includes an exhibition stand space, a 50 minute workshop/class speaking opportunity within our conference programme (more details on both below), and unlimited delegate passes for support staff to attend the conference.  As an official conference partner your company details and logo will be promoted on the cover of all our literature, the conference website and e-promotions (with hyperlinks to your preferred site) as we plan for and promote the event.  For example, in all our email, twitter and Facebook conference promotions ‘Official conference partner <company name>’ will be prominent. The official conference partner package is £5,495 (plus VAT).

Be a conference exhibitor

Exhibition stand spaces are available for the 2-day conference at a price of £2,950 (plus VAT) and includes two delegate passes for you to man your stand at the event and attend any conference sessions. Each available stand space is of the same size at 3m wide and 2m in depth and will be provided with electricity points and wifi. Each stand space comes with a table and two chairs (but does not have to be used if not required!). Additional furniture and audio-visual equipment can be hired from the conference venue if required. The exhibitor space is in the main foyer of the conference where all catering is served.  At the end of day 1 we run a drinks reception in the exhibition space to provide an additional opportunity for exhibitor to network with delegates. 

Stand spaces are limited so please book without delay to avoid disappointment. A stand space floor plan is available at the point of booking for exhibitors to choose where they wish to be positioned. Any additional exhibitor attendees that wish to attend (i.e., in addition to the two delegate passes that are provided) are required to register and pay as paying delegates.

Each exhibitor also presents a 60 second showcase to conference delegates at the end of the first plenary session in the main hall on the 25th February.  This acts as a great way to introduce yourselves to all delegates at the beginning of the conference.

Be a conference speaker - classes and workshops

At the conference we run a stream of 50 minute 'classes' (classes have a maximum of 50 delegates).  These have been extremely popular in recent years and have proven to be a useful means for vendors to demonstrate their technology and services, or workshop their applications into a more technical and interactive learning environment. These speaking opportunities are available at a price of £1700 per class (plus VAT) and include two delegate passes to speak and attend both days of the conference.

Conference packages

Listed below are the four packages based on the options described above:

Package 1: Official conference partnerexhibitor stand space and a speaking slot in our 'classes' conference stream, company exposure in our marketing and at the event, and unlimited delegate passes for support staff to attend the conference: £5,495 plus VAT

Package 2: Exhibition stand and speaking slot in our 'classes' conference stream, three delegate passes for staff: £4,250 plus VAT

Package 3: Exhibition stand, two delegate passes for staff: £2,550 plus VAT

Package 4: Technical workshop/class, two delegate passes for staff: £1,700 plus VAT

Who does the conference attract?

The conference appeals to senior police officers and crime reduction practitioners, intelligence professionals (e.g., police and Community Safety Partnership analysts), police IT/GIS technicians, and others from local government, central government, the emergency services and academia.  The conference delegation has become increasingly international, with attendees in 2015 from France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, each of the Scandinavian countries, Italy, the UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, the United States, as well as the UK. We hope to attract 175 delegates to the 2015 conference.

The exhibition space is in the large hall in the hub of the conference's activities, immediately next to the conference's main lecture rooms, and in the area where all refreshments will be served.

How to book

If you wish to become a conference partner, exhibitor or take one of our conference speaking slots then please contact Spencer Chainey at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science (T: 020 3108 3203, E:

Stand spaces are limited so if you wish to book a space please do not delay (all stand spaces at previous conferences have sold out).

As soon as you have confirmed your booking with us we will add you details to our conference website and set up a link to your home page.

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