Intelligence led policing: An effective law enforcement strategy or a threat to civil liberties and the principles of criminal law?
09 / 2005 - 06 / 2012
The problem definition is twofold: (a) How does intelligence led policing work?, and (b) Is intelligence led policing in contradiction with the principles of criminal law and of privacy regulation? The purposes of this research is to investigate these questions and to analyse the dilemma's created by the introduction of intelligence led policing. How far are we in the Netherlands and Europe with this strategy? How does intelligence led policing work? Is it really new? What about its added value compared to traditional enforcement strategies? Is intelligence led policing in contradiction with the principles of criminal law and of privacy regulation? If yes, are these principles flexible or immovable? Should we not review these principles in the light of current threats to security? How is this balancing exercise done in the United States and how far is intelligence led policing realised in this country and in other countries, such as the United Kingdom and Germany, that are said to have older experiences with it? What ICT provisions should be available if and when intelligence led policing is to be introduced?