14 Nov 2019

Professional Practitioners must out-think and outsmart the criminal

The Criminal is in a constant state of thinking on how to outsmart the ”security system”, which could be the technology or the security personnel

Focusing on a transnational and local organized crime, street-gangs or the lone-wolf predator!

When the practitioner cannot read the situation or the people involved then they invite collateral damage. Reading the situation involves using the same tools as criminals to catch them before they catch you. To explain this, one must consider that the biggest nightmare in not truly knowing what is happening on the ground. Subsequently, one could place CCTV for monitoring and security of a particular site, but, CCTV could also be covertly placed or used on purpose to uncover new crime or discover evolving copycat crime.

To read the situation is comprehending the narrative is by following the dots. Initially identifying a person of interest to see if they are working in concert with others either voluntarily or under duress is required to capture, limit or mitigate the issue on-hand.

  • One may need to identify the ‘Fixer’ to find the person-of-interest.
  • It could possibly be a particular tool (car, phone, medicine, clothing) that the criminal uses to find the person of interest.
  • In certain investigations it may be the method of organized crime, gang crime or lone wolf predictor, such as bullying, blackmail or extortion to find the person-of-interest, or, the tools used, e.g., such as refrigerated transport to locate a person that is involved in organ trafficking.

Critical Thinking Situational Awareness in Criminology, Security and Risk Investigation provides the professional practitioner the knowledge and suggests the skill-sets which are the easiest and most effective method to read the situation and a person of interest.

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Review by Professor Rommel Manwong PhD CST CSP

Critical Thinking the X Factor in Criminology, Security and Risk provides an in-depth source of knowledge and literature for criminologists, security and risk investigation practitioners.

So far, it is the only material in this field that comprehensively discussed various specific techniques for all types of investigative works. The author took the initiative to lay down the ground rules for the modern and future investigators, analysts and field operators. This pdf manuscript is a must read!

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By Lawrence J. Fennelly

To all security managers I say, “it’s a must read”

By Orlando ‘’Andy’’ Wilson

With the spread of international organized crime this book is relevant whether you are working in Beijing, Bogota or Birmingham!

By Errol Peace

This is an exciting new approach to the investigation of crime, and very importantly to discovery of criminal activities.

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An important addition to this field

I think this paper is excellent and is an important addition to the field. I really like the conceptualization of the Intelligent Investigator as it illustrates the crucial role of “critical thinking” by being proactive and by expanding systematic knowledge and learning entity.

Similar to reflexive security that alleviates the security skills shortage paradox by promoting the idea of “hybrid domain-security experts”, HIM e-connect tools, workshops and virtual group meetings are enhancing the Critical Thinking qualities to pro-active experts and investigators who breaking silos, are highly conscious, familiar with the technology of today and being aware of consequent management. By Dr Katerina Poustourli PhD Pre-normative Security Research, Standardization and Innovation Expert, PhD Robust and Resilience Engineering

The concept you arrived at Master Investigator is direct to the point and strikes the heart of every investigator. Critical thinking and situational awareness are the cores of the concept, which I believe to be the best foundation of strategic thinkers in solving crime problems.

The conceptual framework points out that one must be well versed on global issues and to align oneself on specific levels of skill in order to effectively solve crime problems and its complications. It elevates the Master Investigator in understanding the special, organized and transnational characteristics of international crimes. The cases-in-points were great values that explains critical thinking. You have shown how hybrid types of threats need hybrid types of solutions. You also well pointed out that, although software and technology maybe available for crime solving, one cannot disregard the power tools of the mind” By Professor Rommel K Manwong, PhD, CST, CSP 

When the Practitioner is unable to read if a person is lying, and specially hiding something or knowing why someone is volunteering information then they should not be in the field!

But, Who knows if someone can read you better while you are reading them

In our complex world, knowing the difference between when you are safe and when you are not, whether it’s from physical threat or simply someone misleading you, is a crucial skill. HIM provides a set of skills and tools that help you determine other people’s intent – this skill and capability could save your life. By Dr Gavriel Schneider FIS (SA), FGIA, FIML, AARPI, MAIPIO, CPP Doctor of Criminology (Security) Degree

As a security pracademic, a practitioner and an academic, I have found the HIM tool to be very effective. This is for front-line staff and others who need to be able to read people such as investigators and business managers such as HR Managers and Security Managers.By Dr Declan Garrett DSyRM, MSc, H.Dip.Sec. Man, M.Sec.I.I. Training & Education

NOTE: Shortly suggested Incident, Crime Investigation and Analytical Software, besides other CCTV with Spectacular technology and Investigator Equipment will be displayed on ISIO. The HIM e-Connect Tools contain the manuscripts besides ISIO Full Membership access to the Intelligence Guidance Centre