With strong commitment to combat drug trafficking and related organized crime, UNODC has developed informative material aiming not only to raise awareness of the issues but to build technical assistance. Some of our publications are presented below:

Manuals, Handbooks and Best Practices

 

Criminal Intelligence Manual for Analysts, 2011 English

This manual offers criminal intelligence guidance to analysts from understanding relevant concepts and categories, through to specific components of the intelligence process. Specially, the manual clarifies evaluation sources of intelligence and data, focusing particularly on basic analytical techniques, including link analysis, event charting, flow analysis and telephone analysis. The manual also equips practitioners to develop inferences and present he results of their analysis.

 

  

Criminal Intelligence Manual for Front-line Law Enforcement, 2010 English

This manual offers criminal intelligence guidance to law enforcement officers, from understanding relevant concepts and categories, through to specific components of the intelligence process. The Manual specifically address the evaluation of sources and data, analysis and the analytical process. This manual offers criminal intelligence guidance to analysts from understanding relevant concepts and categories, through to specific components of the intelligence process. Specially, it clarifies evaluation sources of intelligence and data, focusing particularly on basic analytical techniques, including link analysis, event charting, flow analysis and telephone analysis. 

 

Criminal Intelligence Manual for Managers, 2011 English

This manual offers criminal intelligence guidance to managers, from understanding relevant concepts and categories, through to specific components of the intelligence process. The manual addresses evaluation of source and data, analysis and the analytical process, types of analysis, security and the intelligence process, management of intelligence unit as well as standards and guidelines

 

 

Guidance on the use and preparation of serious organized crime  threat assessments (The SOCTA Handbook), 2010 English

The Serious Organized Crime Threat Assessment Handbook (SOCTA handbook) was produced by UNODC in conjunction with Interpol to guide States to prepare national serious organized crime threat assessments, to empower policy makers to design tailored responses to serious crimes. It outlines how such an assessment can aid understanding of serious and organized crime and its effects, how it can be used as a basis for developing strategies to defeat it, and how it can be an effective tool for determining the deployment of resources to be used in combating it.

 

Good practices in the protection of witnesses in criminal proceedings involving  organized crime, 2008   English-   Spanish

The good practices provided in this tool offer a comprehensive picture of witness protection measures and offer practical options for adaptation and incorporation into diverse legal systems around the world, depending on their operational procedures and their particular social, political and economic contexts. The good practices were developed in a series of regional meetings comprised of expert representatives from the criminal justice sector, so as to reflect a range of experiences from different regions and legal systems. UNODC consulted with more that 60 United Nations Member States as well as international organizations such as, Europol, Eurojust, and Interpol.

 

Handbook on Identity-related Crime, 2011 English - Spanish

This Handbook sets out a range of options and consideration to be taken into account when addressing domestic criminal justice matters pertaining to identity related crimes, including specific challenges in the field of international cooperation and potential partnerships between public and private sectors. The Handbook is intended for use by legislators, policy-makers, prosecutors and law enforcement practitioners, as well as other non-governmental stakeholders.

 

 

Manual on International Cooperation for the Purposes of Confiscation of Proceeds of Crime, 2012  English - Spanish

The focus of the Manual is national efforts aimed at successfully preventing criminals from profiting from crime. Its primary purpose is to facilitate asset recovery in accordance with the provisions of the Organized Crime Convention. It is to be used in close conjunction with the companion

 

 

 

Manual on Mutual Legal Assistance and Extradition.Combating Transnational Organized Crime Committed at Sea - Issue Paper, 2013  English

The Issue Paper underscores the common and interlinked emerging crimes at sea, including piracy and armed robbery at sea, drug trafficking, organized crime; it identifies the applicable maritime laws and regulations and their potential gaps as well as the relevant good practices and challenges in international cooperation at the legal and operational level with respect to crimes at sea; it discusses the problems concerning the investigation and prosecution of crimes at sea, including questions such as where capacity-building is needed.