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Joanne Taylor

Joanne Taylor, Director of Public Security, SAS

Joanne Taylor is Director, Public Security at SAS. She has 15 years’ experience in public sector sales, consulting and delivery, and a background in technology for law enforcement and national security, forensic psychology and the application of business analytics. Taylor has particular expertise in the public security markets and in intelligence solutions.

She has published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Journal of Police Science and Management, and the Journal of Legal & Criminological Psychology. In addition, she has lectured in Forensic Psychology and the application of Advanced Multivariate Statistics.

Data visualization – Helping agencies see the big picture of crime

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Law enforcement agencies need to track the complex, fast changing criminal networks and relationships, while spotting trends and interpreting visual patterns. Data visualization technology allows agencies to explore and find answers to key questions quickly and efficiently.


Using social media to tackle crime

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Social media channels were once seen as a quick and easy way to communicate. Today, they can be a powerful channel for active group psychology – powerful enough to overthrow governments. Law enforcement agencies can no long stand on the sidelines – but how do you sift the useful information from the mundane chatter?

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How big data analytics can be the difference for law enforcement

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The real value in big data analytics is that you don’t have to know what you’re looking for before you start. This is a huge benefit to law enforcement agencies that are facing tighter budgets and scarcer resources.

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Why big data analytics holds the key to tackling the changing terror threat

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Everyone leaves a data footprint behind to follow – bank accounts, travel patterns, phone records and online activity. That sounds useful. You could just sift through all of that to find the next terrorist. Right? Sounds good on paper, but that is a lot of data – really big data. The advantage of advanced analytics is that you don’t need to know what you’re looking for.

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Driving preventive policing

Driving preventative policing

Today, law enforcement agencies around the world have the technological capability to deliver preventive policing – something that was previously inconceivable. To do that, IT must be seen as an ally, not a road block.

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How crime fighters can take on human trafficking

Driving preventative policing

Today human trafficking is big business, in many cases driven by far-reaching international criminal networks. Working together closely across national borders and delivering a joined-up approach to intelligence will be vital if this serious and rapidly growing criminal activity is to be effectively tackled.

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The social media revolution

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Social media sites have evolved from being a form of communication to a channel for active group psychology. It has become a tool for organizing looting, arson and criminal damage and driving social and political revolutions. What is the most effective response?

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Social media in public security

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Social media can be seen as an opportunity to prevent and solve crime rather than simply a tool used by criminals to carry it out. Analytics technologies can now pore over huge amounts of social media information to uncover patterns and analyze content.

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