The ePOOLICE Project: Environmental scanning against organised crime
ePOOLICE is the acronym for early Pursuit against Organised crime using environmental scanning, the Law and Intelligence systems. It is a project co-funded by the European Union (EU) under its seventh framework programme for research and development (FP7). The project has several objectives: the rapid identification of new organised crime threats, the identification of ‘weak signals’ by monitoring the external environment (political, economic, social, technological factors), as well as the identification of indicators. The project is based on several methodologies aided by the development of technological tools. It has been tested in several scenarios, especially in human trafficking and cocaine trafficking.
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