International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference

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International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2015

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

26-27 February 2015 Manchester, England.

Venue: Manchester Central Conference Centre,  M2 3GX

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


Twitter: #ICIAC15

The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science is delighted to host the 2015 International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference in Manchester, England on the 26th and 27th February 2015.  The conference is being organised in collaboration with the IACA and the ACIA.

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 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.

The programme for the 2015 conference includes:

  • Keynotes:

    • Gloria Laycock, Director of the Commissioned Partnership Programme supporting the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction
    • Mark Evans, Deputy Chief Executive of New Zealand Police
    • Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor of Criminal Justice at Temple University
Conference Steering Group:
  1. Spencer Chainey, UCL (Conference Chair)
  2. Andrew Brumwell, West Midlands Police
  3. John Chapman, Police Foundation and International Association of Crime Analysts
  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

The International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 2015 26-27 February 2015 Manchester, England. Twitter: #ICIAC15

Provisional programme: sessions on predicting crime, cybercrime, child sexual exploitation, evidence-based policing, human trafficking, social media analysis, network analysis, problem solving, crime prevention and many more ... Browse the programme below.

Thursday 26th 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; Speaker TBC, International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA); Keith Jackson, Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts (ACIA)
  • What really reduces crime Gloria Laycock, Director of the Commissioned Partnership Programme supporting the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction
  • Intelligence and the art and science of Prevention First Mark Evans, Deputy Chief Executive: Strategy, New Zealand Police
  • 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 – Dim and dimmer …! (Exchange room 11)

  • Dimming street lamps…..the right decision? A study of correlations between crime and street lamp illumination Chris Emberson, Innovation Mapping Ltd, and Olivia Powell, Avon and Somerset Constabulary
  • Risky mixes: how configurations of licensed premises influence night-time economy crime Andrew Newton, University of Huddersfield

1B Seminar stream – Network analysis (Exchange room 10)

  • Using social network analysis to investigate serious and organised crime David Dabin and Sandra Savenberg, Belgian Federal Police
  • Dangerous drug network analysis Matthew Girdlestone, Clare Barnett and Nerea Tena Martin, Wiltshire Police

Class 1C (Exchange room 6/7)ACIA showcase - The role of analysis in evidence-based policing Matt Bland, Suffolk Police and ACIA

Class 1D (Exchange room 5): IACA showcase Title and presenter TBC

13.00 – 14.00 – LUNCH and EXHIBITION

14.05 – 15.05: Parallel sessions 2

2A Seminar stream – Predicting crime 1 (Exchange room 11)

  • Crime is terribly revealing: an evaluation of predictive policing in Italy Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Department of Economics, University of Essex
  • 21st Century technology and policing: an algorithmic approach to predict crime and ASB in Kent Mark Johnson, Kent Police

2B Seminar stream – Data, data, data (Exchange room 10)

  • Structured data collection from residential burglaries Martin Boldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Transparency in London’s crime and public confidence data through cluster analysis-led profiling of London’s neighbourhoods Rich Fairchild, Greater London Authority

Class 2C (Exchange room 6/7): What Works Centre for Crime Reduction: Understanding EMMIE - key lessons for evidence-based policing Gloria Laycock and Amy Thornton, UCL, representing the Commissioned Partnership Programme supporting the WWCCR

Class 2D (Exchange room 5): IACA showcase  - Investigating pirates in the digital world: using social media to investigate, identify and apprehend modern day criminals Kelly Pereira, Irdeto BV, The Netherlands


15.40 – 16.40: Parallel sessions 3

3A Seminar stream – POP Winners Circle (Exchange room 11)

  • Tackling the robbery of school age victims in Enfield, London (2013 Herman Goldstein POP award winner and 2013 London Region Tilley POP award winner) Sandeep Broca, London Borough of Enfield
  • Tackling gang and drug-related crime in Phillipstown, Christchurch (2014 New Zealand Police POP award winner) Andy McGregor, Jamie Ball and Todd Webley, New Zealand Police

3B Seminar stream – Human trafficking and exploitation (Exchange room 10)

  • Testing of online data for use in strategic criminal assessments – an example based on human trafficking Andrew Wright, Calgary Police Service
  • Modern slavery – using analytical frameworks to unravel the challenges for policing Shaun Sawyer (National Policing Lead – Modern Slavery Portfolio), and Clare Gollop, Devon and Cornwall Police

Class 3C (Exchange room 6/7)Terror - using open source data to stay one step ahead Keith Musson, Wynyard Group

Class 3D (Exchange room 5): IACA showcase Geofencing your hot spot for resource allocation Sgt. Renée J. Mitchell, Sacramento Police Department, California

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

Friday 27th February

9.15 - 9.45 Refreshments and exhibition

9.45 – 10.45: Parallel session 4

4A Seminar stream – Tackling child sexual exploitation (Exchange room 11)

  • North Yorkshire Police’s tactical response to child sexual exploitation Claire Hall, North Yorkshire Police
  • Understanding child sexual exploitation in Rochdale (ACIA award winner for analysis) Danielle Williams, Greater Manchester Police

4B Seminar stream – Crime prevention (Exchange room 10)

  • Territoriality and safety in residential areas in Nigeria Patience Adzande and Timothy Gyuse, Benue State University, Nigeria
  • Estimating the true scale of shop theft in Nottingham and other Core Cities in England James Hunter, Nottingham Trent University and Laura Garius, Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership

Class 4C (Exchange room 6/7): Space-time pattern mining: operationalizing spatio-temporal analysis John Beck and Chris Delaney, Esri

Class 4D (Exchange room 5): IACA showcase - Visual intelligence and the crime analyst: taking the lead through investigative charting Steve Walter, Oceanside Police Department, California


11.20-12.20: Parallel session 5

5A Seminar stream – Cybercrime and social media (Exchange room 11)

  • A structural analysis of social media networks Mick Endsor, International Centre for Security Analysis, King’s College London
  • Thinking like they do: an inside look at cybercriminal operations Gianluca Stringhini, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

5B Seminar stream – Linking intelligence (Exchange room 10)

  • The applied use of forensic intelligence for community and organised crime Natasha Horne, Australian Federal Police
  • Using grounded theory and mixed methods to better understand the damaging effects of adult criminal networks on youth crime in Greentown, Ireland Sean Redmond and Barry Coonan, An Garda Síochána, Ireland.

Class 5C (Exchange room 6/7) Understanding social network analysis in Analyst’s Notebook Janet Warner and Mark Fleet, Shortest Path Training

Class 5D (Exchange room 5): IACA showcase Beyond the box: towards prescriptive analysis in policing Jeremy Heffner, Azavea, Philadelphia


13.25-14.25: Parallel session 6

6A Seminar stream – Identifying individuals (Exchange room 11)

  • The Matrix: identifying target nominals through data analysis Pete Robins, West Mercia Police
  • Automating the Strathclyde Model: dynamically identifying high risk domestic victims and perpetrators Paul Wraight, Essex Police

6B Seminar stream – Predicting crime 2 (Exchange room 10)

  • The predictability of domestic burglaries in Belo Horizonte: translating repeats, near repeats and hotspot analysis to a Brazilian context Spencer Chainey, University College London and Braulio Silva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Improving predictive mapping with gunfire detection data Sam Bieler and Avinash Bhati, Urban Institute, Washington DC

Class 6C (Exchange room 6/7): Leveraging open source web intelligence (WEBINT)  to counter terror: examples of practical case studies and methodology Niv Blond, 3i:MIND

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

  • The analysis of telecommunications data concerning ### to support his effective prosecution Anon, UK National Crime Agency (ACIA award winner for analysis - the speaker has requested their name is not revealed due to the protection of their personal security relating to the analysis to be presented)
  • Towards an index for harm-focused policing Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University, Philadelphia

15.30: Conference prizes

CLOSE: 15.40


  • An introduction to prison intelligence Danielle Moynes, West Midlands Regional Prison Intelligence Unit
  • Online banking malware ontology Rodrigo Carvalho , Michael Goldsmith, Jason R.C. Nurse, Cyber Security Centre, Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
  • The predictive accuracy of hotspot mapping of robbery over time and space Kim Harrell, West Midlands Police and UNIGIS
  • Developing partnership intelligence Scott Keay, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Forecasting analysis in a criminal intelligence context Patrick Perrot, Criminal Intelligence Service of the Gendarmerie Nationale, France and Kader Tedj Achi, University Paris Dauphine
  • Statistical analysis of the influence of intelligence analysis trainings on the quality of intelligence assessments Onno Goldbach, Netherlands Defense Institute for Security and Intelligence, and E. Dado, Netherlands Defense Academy

We set a registration fee that is as low as possible to cover costs. In previous years the Home Office have sponsored the conference to help keep registration costs low. Unfortunately, the Home Office can no longer sponsor the event which has meant us having to increase the rate compared to previous years.

Registration fee*: £245

Unfortunately we can not offer a one-day registration fee.

*I am afraid we can not offer any concessions to the registration fee for students and those from the voluntary sector.  The same registration fee applies to all.

How to register for the conference

To register for the conference please click here and complete the online booking form via the 'UCL Online Store'.

We encourage you to pay by credit/debit card.  However, if the only way you can pay requires us to invoice you then please follow the details for this option on the UCL Online Shop ICIAC 2015 registration page.

If you have problems accessing the online form then please contact us:

Conference programme

A provisional programme will be available at the end of November 2014.  Keynotes include:

  • Mark Evans, New Zealand Police
  • Gloria Laycock, UCL (What Works Centre for Crime Reduction)
  • Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University

The programme will include presentations selected from our call for abstracts, and a presentation from the analyst who has won this years ACIA's award for crime and intelligence analysts.  We also run three streams of classes and workshops over the two days.  These will include classes on a wide range of analysis techniques.  One stream of classes will be run by the IACA.  

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 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 sponsor <company name>’ will be prominent. The official conference partner package is £4,495 (plus VAT).

Be a conference exhibitor

Exhibition stand spaces are available for the 2-day conference at a price of £2550 (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.  Stand spaces are limited so please book without delay to avoid disappointment. A stand space floor plan will be available in due course 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 has the opportunity to present a 60 second showcase to conference delegates at the end of the first plenary session in the main hall on the 26th February.

Be a conference speaker - classes

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 £1600 per class (plus VAT) and include two delegate passes to speak and attend both days of the conference.

Conference packages

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: £4,495 plus VAT

Package 2: Exhibition stand and speaking slot in our 'classes' conference stream, three delegate passes for staff: £3,895 plus VAT

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

Package 5: Technical workshop/class, two delegate passes for staff: £1,600 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. We hope to attract 150 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 coneffrence 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.

Double Tree by Hilton (special conference rates)

B&B rate (booking code: AICIA): £110 (single occupancy) 
Room only rate (booking code: AICIB) : £105

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 1000 (choose option 1 and option 1 again for individual reservations).  Please make sure you use one of the booking codes above to get the discounted conference rate.

Other hotels close to the conference centre

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

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

Roomzzz from £90

36 Princess Street, Manchester M1 4JY

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

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