*Organized Crime and Corruption


Early Pursuit Against Organized Crime Using EnvirOnmental Scanning, the Law and IntelligenCE Systems (ePoolice)

The ePoolice Project (Early Pursuit Against Organized Crime Using EnvirOnmental Scanning, the Law and IntelligenCE Systems) project is funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

The list of partners working on the project alongside UNICRI includes law enforcement officials and academic experts specialized in matters of organized crime and criminal networks. The overall aim of the project is to create an international environmental scanning system dedicated to countering criminal networks.

The environmental scanning systems will operate by drawing on a repository of all relevant information and knowledge, including scanned information and derived, learned or hypothesized knowledge, as well as the metadata needed for credibility and confidence assessment, traceability, and privacy protection management.

Specifically, the system will support:

  • Disparate information sources and diverse media forms (free text, video, audio)
  • Bi-lingual support (English and German)
  • Dissemination and exchange of information and knowledge of potential interest to law enforcement agencies
  • Visualization of potentially emerging OC threats/ OC threat assessment
  • Early warning in case of detection of potentially emerging new OC threats
  • Hypothesis and notes from user- which may be stored and used by others
  • User feedback on findings for refinement of the system’s domain knowledge; analysis and decision making in addressing emerging OC threats, considering the validity and the seriousness of the detected threats.

The ePOOLICE environmental scanning system will provide a systematic overview of the surrounding environment to better appreciate, assess and anticipate an emerging crime, by monitoring the environment and capturing in real-time relevant information present in heterogeneous sources, including law enforcement analysis reports, governmental information, web, social media, news, academia, non-governmental and international organizations, and subject matter experts.

For more information visit: https://www.epoolice.eu/EPOOLICE/about.jsp

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