Federal Bureau of Investigation With the evolution of criminal sophistication, comes the requirement of equally sophisticated methods of data collection, analysis, and sharing amongst law enforcement agencies nationwide. The FBI utilizes an Intelligence Branch within the confines of is vast and multifaceted organization, which seeks to proactively collaborate and engage with intelligence, law enforcement, and private sector partners. According to the FBI (2020), the Intelligence Branch is responsible for all intelligence strategy, resources, policies, and functions. The branch includes the Directorate of Intelligence, Office of Partner Engagement, Office of Private Sector, and Bureau Intelligence Council. Important to note, is that the FBIs intelligence activities and collection authorities are subject to federal court control. As such, special considerations are made in regards to the civil liberties and privacy rights of United States citizens, which are protected under the US Constitution. In its adherence to strict guidelines, the FBI collects and disseminates intelligence in a responsible manner, so as to protect the privacy of citizens. In addition to extensive instruction on Constitutional law, criminal procedure, and sensitivity to other cultures, every new FBI agent and intelligence analyst visits to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., to see for themselves what can happen when law enforcement becomes a tool of oppression (FBI, 2020). Department of Homeland Security In addition to its federal counterparts, for example FBI, DOJ, etc. the Department of Homeland Security utilizes its own form of intelligence and analysis. The Office of Intelligence and Analysis is tasked with providing crucial intelligence and information to state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. According to the DHS (2020), the office of intelligence and analysis operates on a tactical level all the while providing a strategic analysis of potential threats to the United States. As such, the DHS has established its main priority to be identifying and enabling effective methods of mitigation. The Department of Homeland Securitys Office of Intelligence and Analysis centers its efforts of collaboration on the following operating principles: Foster, drive, produce, deliver, ensure, provide, and invest.
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In your reply post critically examine the initial posting of your peer and provide substantive feedback. In your reply, critique and compare the crime analysis operations of the different agencies.