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A Comprehensive Look at ShotSpotter’s Impact

With that said, there are a number of problematic comparisons and omitted or “cherry-picked” information referenced throughout the Journal of Urban Health study titled “Impact of ShotSpotter Technology on Firearm Homicides and Arrests Among Large Metropolitan Counties: A Longitudinal Analysis” regarding ShotSpotter’s impact that we feel compelled to address. Evaluating...
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ShotSpotter’s Approach to Fourth of July Safety

Hidden amidst the millions of fireworks explosions across the country is the deadly sound of illegal celebratory gunfire, that combined with other types of gunfire, shatters lives and impacts communities. Fourth of July safety is a top priority, and we know that ShotSpotter alerts help police and first responders save...
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How to Navigate a Human Trafficking Investigation

With an estimated 24.9 million victims worldwide at any given time, human traffickers prey on adults and children of all ages, backgrounds, and nationalities, exploiting them for profit. The scope of this type of crime is broad – in fact, Polaris, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking, has...
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How Can a Correctional Investigator Improve an Internal Investigation?

Lacking a system to properly triage cases, investigators can be left scrambling to prioritize both time and resources. We have previously discussed the critical need for a dedicated case management tool that supplements records management systems (RMS) and supports investigations. In this blog, we will explore Shotspotter Investigate as a...
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Information Sharing for Law Enforcement Databases

Investigators sift through massive amounts of data in their day-to-day operations and rely on information-sharing both within their own agency and across multiple agencies. Without access to enough information, finding and following up on the right leads would be like looking for a needle in a haystack. However, finding the...
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Cracking Down on Racketeering Activity with Investigate

Closely related to gangs are transnational organized crime (TOC) groups – also of major concern to the FBI –  involved in crimes across the spectrum from drug trafficking, murder, human trafficking, money laundering, firearms trafficking, and more. These types of organized criminal enterprises tend to involve large groups of bad...