In addition to the regional associations that make up our organizational members, the International Association of Crime Analysts forms partnerships with other associations, organizations, and agencies with compatible goals. Our current partners include:
The POP Center is one of the most useful resources on the Internet for agencies and analysts looking to improve their analysis and responses to long-term or chronic crime problems. In 2010, the IACA partnered with the POP Center to co-host our Annual Training Conference, and the event was wildly successful, drawing more than 800 registrants to Arlington, Texas. Based on the success of this conference, we are exploring future co-hosting opportunities as well as other projects of mutual benefit.
DDACTS is an operational model created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the National Institute of Justice, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance. It encourages police agencies to create analysis-based responses that simultaneously impact both crime and traffic accident hot spots. The IACA is a national partner in the DDACTS program, providing analytical expertise and perspective. In exchange, NHTSA promotes IACA membership and resources among agencies attending DDACTS workshops.
Paz Ciudadana is a nonprofit institution that promotes innovation in crime reduction for the policing and criminal justice institutions in Chile. As part of their overall mission, they have made it a primary goal to improve the state of crime analysis in Chile. FPC and the IACA co-hosted symposiums in Santiago in August 2008 and April 2011, and we have further plans to engage in joint publications, certification, and translation of existing crime analysis literature.
The IA-IP is a global body of researchers and practitioners who seek to improve the science of offender profiling (including geographic profiling) and encourage its application in police investigations. Our partnership with the IA-IP grew out of the recognition that crime analysts often act as amateur investigative psychologists, especially when analyzing crime series, and could benefit from better training and literature in this area. The IA-IP sent representatives to the IACA’s 2010 Annual Training Conference, and members of our board attended the IA-IP’s 2011 conference in Amsterdam. We are in talks to expand our partnership through publications and training materials.
If you are interested in a collaborative partnership with the IACA please contact us.