Is Intelligence an Art or a Science?

By Erik Kleinsmith

In professional circles, newsgroups, and forums, the question of whether intelligence analysis is an art or a science is a perennial topic of discussion and disagreement. If you are lucky, you will gain an appreciation for both views and ultimately come to see them as complementary rather than in conflict. Where do you fall on the spectrum? 

Improving Police Response Time Doesn’t Reduce Crime, So Why is it Still Important?

By Dr. Chuck Russo

For most of the last 100 years, agency administrators had been operating under the assumption that getting to the call quicker can increase arrest rates. Research, however, has shown that this is not the case: Response times actually have little impact on arrest rates. So why does response time still matter to agency administrators?

Intelligence Work Protects Our Borders and the Country

Frank Hooton is a Lieutenant with the JOIC for the Texas Military Department, which is attached to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Ranger Division. He provides intelligence analysis and coordination to the agency. “The most satisfying part of my job is helping make Texas—and the country as a whole—safer by providing good intelligence and enhancing awareness of threats,” he says.