SPC founder and director is published!

Bernie Gravett has received accolades for his contribution to the new book designed to assist practitioners in countering organised crime and terrorism. The tile of the work is 'Using Open Source Data to Detect Organized Crime Threats (The Factors Driving Future Crime)'. The book is published by Springer and can be found on Google and using the ISBN reference 978-3-319-52702-4.

The work is an international collaboration edited by Henrik Legind Larsen from Denmark, Jose Maria Blanco from Spain, Raquel Pastor Pastor of Spain and Ronald Y. Yager from the USA. The book examines the innovative use of open source data for extracting information that supports the detection and prevention of crime. It also explores the links between terrorism and organised crime.

The forward was written by Rob Wainwright the current Director of Europol and the work was the product of 12 world experts on different aspects of the threats posed by new methodologies used by international organised crime groups. Three core areas are covered including the introduction of key aspects, Focus on Methodological Aspects and finally Presentation and Analysis of Concrete Case Studies.

It is hoped that the book will be a useful tool for those studying and investigation organised crime around the world.

Bernie Gravett wrote Chapter 10 - Operation Golf a Human Trafficking Case Study. The chapter focuses on how analysis was used in the identification and tracking of both victims and suspects in one of the larges human trafficking investigations in Europe and the first human trafficking investigation in the world to use the European Joint Investigation Team laws that extends officers powers to investigate on foreign soil.