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Table 2 Overview of end user feedback on the usability and relevance of supporting criminal network investigation processes and tasks within the end users investigation domains

From: CrimeFighter Investigator: Integrating synthesis and sense-making for criminal network investigation

  Investigative journalism Counterterrorism Policing Research and industry
Aquisition
Acquisition methods + + + +
Dynamic attributes + + + +
Attribute mapping + + + +
Synthesis
Entities + + + +
Associations + + + +
Re-structuring + + +
Grouping +
Collapsing and expanding + +
Brainstorming + +
Information types + + +
Emerging attributes + + +
Sense-making
Retracing the steps + +
Creating hypotheses + + +
Adaptive modeling +
Prediction + + +
Alias detection +
Exploring perspectives + +
Decision-making +
Social network analysis + + +
Dissemination
Storytelling + +
Report generation +
  1. To indicate the relevance of supporting the investigative task we use + and a − is used to indicate when support is not a priority.