Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice

2014 Edition
| Editors: Gerben Bruinsma, David Weisburd

Intelligence-Led Policing

  • Jerry H. Ratcliffe
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_270



Intelligence-led policing is a policing business model that incorporates data analysis and criminal intelligence into a strategy that coordinates strategic risk management of threats with a focus on serious, recidivist offenders. It originated in the UK but has been increasingly adopted around the world.


Intelligence-led policing (ILP) is a term now embedded in the lexicon of policing around the world. From its origins in the new public management ethos of 1990s Britain to hurried US recommendations for ILP adoption in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, law enforcement agencies have looked to ILP as the contemporary model (Carter 2009) to integrate the intelligence function into the operations of the police service. The National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (GIWG 2003), developed for the US Department of Justice by the Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative (Global) Intelligence Working Group (GIWG),...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Temple UniversityPhiladephiaUSA