Supporting the externalisation of thinking in criminal intelligence analysis

Passmore, Peter J., Attfield, Simon, Kodagoda, Neesha, Groenewald, Celeste and Wong, B. L. William (2016) Supporting the externalisation of thinking in criminal intelligence analysis. In: European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2015, 07-09 Sept 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom.

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At the end of the criminal intelligence analysis process there are relatively well established and understood approaches to explicit externalisation and representation of thought that include theories of argumentation, narrative and hybrid approaches that include both of these. However the focus of this paper is on the little understood area of how to support users in the process of arriving at such representations from an initial starting point where little is given. The work is based on theoretical considerations and some initial studies with end users. In focusing on process we discuss the requirements of fluidity and rigor and how to gain traction in investigations, the processes of thinking involved including abductive, deductive and inductive reasoning, how users may use thematic sorting in early stages of investigation and how tactile reasoning may be used to externalize and facilitate reasoning in a productive way. In the conclusion section we discuss the issues raised in this work and directions for future work.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 18217
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