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Analyse this (and that): A consideration of the international role of analysis

ByNICK RIDLEY

In the last 30 years, analytical techniques have become increasingly prominent in international law enforcement methodologies. Indeed, the analyst has become a new specialisation and evolved into a distinct law enforcement professional. However, the deployment, acceptance and spread of the practice of analysis is still far from universal. Even where law enforcement has recruited and trained analysts to an adequate level, issues exist over staff retention. It is all too easy to trade those same skills for a lucrative position in a commercial company.