Material for a 3-hour lesson, part of the 1-week Intelligence course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School
Offender Group Analysis consists of identifying and assessing characteristics of Criminal Groups such as their membership and leadership, geographic range of activity, known illegal activities, financial status, and affiliations with other criminal organisations.
More specific information about the nature and extent of criminal activity would include the group’s modus operandi, trends in criminal activity (i.e. moving into new markets), connections into legitimate businesses and possible linkages to corrupt government officials.
The goal of an offender group analysis is to create a complete picture of criminal organisations and activities that is subject to change as additional information becomes available. Past and present activities are documented, and future activities are projected.
The goal of this lesson is to make the students familiar with ‘association analysis’ – technique, used to analyse an offender group.
At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to identify and assess characteristics of criminal groups such as their membership and leadership, geographic range of activity, known illegal activities, financial status, and affiliations with other criminal organisations.