Elinar’s solution for criminal investigation
We created a comprehensive solution for managing criminal investigation and prosecution. We can implement the same solution on various investigative processes or operations. The solution makes a criminal investigation and prosecution processes automatic, documented and manageable. It turns processes efficient, traceable and compliant with regulations.
The solution combines all the relevant back-end data sources. It can also relate to IBM i2 Analyze / Analyst Notebook Premium for powerful analytics. Elinar Inquisitor automates, documents and manages criminal investigations and prosecution processes.
The solution fully leverages powerful case management and investigation framework. IBM Case Manager for Investigations (ICMI) has proven it. ICMI works on top of IBM Case Manager and adds information models suitable for investigations as well as various versatile functionalities. Elinar has created significant enhancements on top of ICMI in order to fulfill unique requirements of crime investigation and prosecution workloads such as Suspect-Criminal Act handling with powerful workflow and traceability capabilities.
A Case Study
Supreme Prosecutors Office at Montenegro
The volume of paper is increasing all the time. Various systems are separate from each other. The sudden need to get statistics of different variables. A need to organize efficient collaboration and a need for a system, that allows traceability… Well, the Supreme State Prosecutor Office at Montenegro faced all these challenges.
Handling lots of paperwork manually is time-consuming and error-prone. It is hard to create statistics of all the different aspects contained in the paperwork. Even though you have different systems for handling all the information it is still very inefficient: To gain efficiency, all the information and processes should be within one system. Also the process should always be traceable and have all the documents available.
The optimal solution for this would be a system that automatically takes care of archiving and sorting data. One that would enable clear and fluid process around all the paperwork. One that could integrate all the existing systems and add them as a part of an efficient workflow process. Elinar delivered just this to the Supreme State Prosecutor Office. Elinar Inquisitor was used to create a solution that met all these challenges at once. It bases on efficient IBM Case Manager technology.
Simplicity, efficiency, traceability and compliance
You can place the case on hold until all required information is received. It is possible to end a case if investigations reveal that there is no reason for prosecution. The case can be also sent to another prosecution office. If the prosecution office has got all the relevant information and there is a reason for prosecution, the court will take the case to process. You can also re-open an archived later.
Simplified prosecution workflow with the solution is as follows:
- Registration officer gets a criminal act report from relevant authorities.
- The officer gathers relevant materials and opens the case.
- Once the case has been opened prosecution office manager will assign an investigator to the case.
- Then the investigator analyzes the case. He/she assigns sub-investigations to various specialists from different fields: Audio, ballistics, clinical laboratory or other professionals.
- When the investigator gathers all the sub-investigation results he/she advances with investigations and ultimately makes a decision. Then a manager accepts it.
Benefits of the solution
The solution makes it possible to manage all investigation procedures while keeping process and information gathering well optimized and organized. Our solution provides easy to follow procedures and an unparalleled level of information accessibility and reusability. All the information is available from a single source and you can enhance them further with advanced IBM Watson content analytics. The solution also makes it possible to gather statistics way more efficiently and search for documents.
The solution enables effective transparency, traceability, and compliance. The system also maintains all the documents relevant to the case. It neither allows for untraceable modification or removal of them. Digitized documents cannot get lost as is the case with tons of actual papers. After all, the solution makes it easy to be compliant with local legislation and EU requirements.
To sum up the solution
- Reduces paperwork enormously and digitizes content to make it flexible and accessible.
- Integrates all the existing systems and adds them to an efficient workflow.
- Adds real traceability and powerful archiving.
- Enables efficient analytics and statistics.