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Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis 3ed

by Hank Prunckun Rowman and Littlefield
Pub Date:
06/2019
ISBN:
9781538125878
Format:
Pbk 248 pages
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This textbook offers a way of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work. It acquaints students and analysts with how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work. It looks at how analysts work with classified information in a security conscious environment as well as obtain data via covert methods.


 


Few professions have experienced change to the same extent as has intelligence. Since the 9/11 attacks, the role of intelligence has continued to grow, and its mission remains complex. Government and private security agencies are recruiting intelligence analysts in ever higher numbers to process what has become a voluminous amount of raw information and data. Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis offers students the means of gaining the analytic skills essential to undertake intelligence work, and the understanding of how intelligence fits into the larger research framework. It covers not only the essentials of applied research, but also the function, structure, and operational methods specifically involved in intelligence work.

Chapter 1


 


Intelligence Theory


 


Chapter 2


 


Intelligence Organizational Structures


 


Chapter 3


 


The Intelligence Research Process


 


Chapter 4


 


Clandestine and Covert Sources of Information


 


Chapter 5


 


Open Sources of Information


 


Chapter 6


 


Qualitative Analytics


 


Chapter 7


 


Quantitative Analytics


 


Chapter 8


 


Geointelligence


 


Chapter 9


 


Target Profiles


 


Chapter 10


 


Operational Assessments


 


Chapter 11


 


Vehicle Route Security Report


 


Chapter 12


 


Threat Assessments


 


Chapter 13


 


Vulnerability Assessments


 


Chapter 14


 


Risk Assessments


 


Chapter 15


 


National Security Policy Assessments


 


Chapter 16


 


Appendix—Critical Values of Chi-Square Distribution


 


Chapter 17


 


About the Author


 


Chapter 18


 


Index

'Methods of Inquiry for Intelligence Analysis presents a strong discussion of the subject from a perspective grounded in the scientific method, while providing a comprehensive and well-organized overview of how various intelligence products are developed and disseminated.' - Mark Feulner, Florida State University
Hank Prunckun, PhD is a research criminologist at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Sydney.