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The Expanded Application of Forensic Science and Law Enforcement Methodologies in Army Counterintelligence

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2016,10 Jul 2017

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National University La Jolla United States

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This project was inspired by my own experiences in Army Counterintelligence and civilian law enforcement. The intention was to determine - from an unclassified standpoint if there would be a positive outcome in modifying the investigative capabilities for U.S. Army Counterintelligence to more closely match that of The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. In comparison, Army Counterintelligence appears lacking in three key areas forensic science resources, law enforcement methodologies and procedures, and basic investigative training. In order to determine if these changes would be beneficial, extensive literary research was conducted followed by a private survey given to agents of all three organizations to ask their opinions on their agencys capabilities in these areas. The results revealed a statistical difference in how Army Counterintelligence answered versus the other two. These results, in conjunction with the established doctrine and experts in the field, seem to point to a systemic problem within the current culture of Army Counterintelligence that could be corrected if forensic science and law enforcement methodologies are expanded in a similar manner that already exists in other organizations.

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  • Military Intelligence

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