Knowledge Discovery for Counterterrorism and Law Enforcement

Author:   David Skillicorn (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Publisher:   CRC Press
ISBN:  

9781322617008


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Format:   Electronic book text
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Our Price $263.87 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Knowledge Discovery for Counterterrorism and Law Enforcement


Add your own review!

Overview

Most of the research aimed at counterterrorism, fraud detection, or other forensic applications assumes that this is a specialized application domain for mainstream knowledge discovery. Unfortunately, knowledge discovery changes completely when the datasets being used have been manipulated in order to conceal some underlying activity. Knowledge Discovery for Counterterrorism and Law Enforcement operates from the premise that detection algorithms must be rethought to be effective in this domain, and presents a new approach based on cutting-edge analysis for use in adversarial settings. Reveals How Criminals Conceal Information This volume focuses on four main forms of knowledge discovery: prediction, clustering, relationship discovery, and textual analysis. For each of these application areas, the author discusses opportunities for concealment that are available to criminals and reveals some of the tactics that can aid in detecting them. He reviews what is known about the different technologies for each area and evaluates their effectiveness. The book also supplies a preview of technologies currently under development and describes how they will fit in to existing approaches to knowledge discovery. Provides Proactive Formulas for Staying One Step Ahead of Adversaries While all knowledge-discovery systems are susceptible to manipulation, designers and users of algorithmic systems who are armed with the knowledge of these subversive tactics are better able to create systems to avoid these vulnerabilities. This book delineates an effective process for integrating knowledge-discovery tools, provides a unique understanding of the limits of the technology, and contains a clear presentation of the upsides and pitfalls of data collection. It is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of anyone confronting the increasingly sophisticated tactics employed by lawbreakers and other unsavory individuals.

Full Product Details

Author:   David Skillicorn (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
Publisher:   CRC Press
Imprint:   CRC Press
ISBN:  

9781322617008


ISBN 10:   1322617007
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 January 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Table of Contents

Reviews

The writing is organized, clear, and free of technical jargon and mathematicalnotation. In summary, this is a highly readable introduction to an interesting field. While it is certainly a valuable introductory resource for the technically adept, it is alsoappropriate for those with the desire to understand the applicability, potential, and limitations of computer-assisted knowledge discovery techniques incounterterrorism and law enforcement. Computing Reviews, September 2009


Author Information

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide
spring2
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List