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dc.contributor.advisorFox, William
dc.contributor.authorCrosby, Tiffany D.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:34Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42604
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractFor years it has been the goal of the Intelligence Community to limit sharply or even put a stop to terrorism, be it through the prevention of attacks or apprehension of those seeking to commit such acts. While there has been some success, perhaps further progress could be made by incorporating techniques used by law enforcement into the intelligence process. Geographic profiling has been used successfully by law enforcement agencies to aid in the capture of serial criminals, and due to the similarities between the two, it is possible that geographic profiling could do the same against terrorists. In the case of the Abu Sayyaf Group in the southern islands of Sulu and Basilan in the Philippines, geographic profiling techniques were partially successful in highlighting the possible future locations or types of incidents that would next be committed by the group. The success was limited, but while it may not be the next great breakthrough in the prevention of terrorist attacks, it appears to be another layer of analysis that can be incorporated in the intelligence cycle.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleGeographic profiling: knowledge through predictionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderFreeman, Michael
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis
dc.subject.authorGeographic profilingen_US
dc.subject.authorintelligence cycleen_US
dc.subject.authorterrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorpredictionen_US
dc.subject.authorgeographic information systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorPhilippinesen_US
dc.subject.authorAbu Sayyaf Groupen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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