Border Security

Border Security

Application of Big Data Analytics to Support Homeland Security Investigations Targeting Human Smuggling Networks

By Thomas Hodge – Executive Summary – The continuous pressure from large volumes of aliens attempting to enter the country illegally creates a persistent challenge for the 20,000 office of border patrol (OBP) agents attempting to apprehend hundreds of thousands …

Application of Big Data Analytics to Support Homeland Security Investigations Targeting Human Smuggling Networks

Follow the Silk Road: How Internet Affordances Influence and Transform Crime and Law Enforcement

By Ryan Jerde – Executive Summary – This thesis studies the changing typology of border-related crime being driven by Internet technologies. Internet technologies are moving elements of crime, understood to be physical, to the digital realm. Drug trafficking, human trafficking …

Follow the Silk Road: How Internet Affordances Influence and Transform Crime and Law Enforcement

Leveraging Gamification Techniques and Strategies as a Means of Improving Border Security Data Collection

By Joseph Coulter – Executive Summary – Gamification concentrates on the application of game elements to non-gaming contexts and has served as an emerging trend towards engagement and data collection. This thesis seeks to apply the methods and procedures of …

Leveraging Gamification Techniques and Strategies as a Means of Improving Border Security Data Collection

Beyond Sister City Agreements: Exploring the Challenges to Full International Interoperability

By Calvin Shanks – Executive Summary – Border communities are often interconnected by more than simple proximity. They are connected through social networks, economies, cultures, and by shared natural resources. The more closely connected the communities are, the more likely …

Beyond Sister City Agreements: Exploring the Challenges to Full International Interoperability

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