The amount of electronically available qualitative data (text, image, audio, video) to be processed in the cycle of analysis is overwhelming in complex international crime cases and will be growing in the future due to ICT developments and expanding Internet resources. IJA-Forum is in dialogue with key actors in the field of international crime analysis to identify the need for continuous learning of state of the art qualitative research methods.
Shock, disgust and despair as the immediate inevitable reactions after the mass killing and bomb attack in Norway, and also preliminary attempts to ‘explain’ must be followed by an in-depth analysis of the history and context of the emergence and finally commission of such an act, to hopefully, produce lessons to be learned in terms of possible prevention.
Europeanisation of law enforcement and judiciary in European countries and the implementation of international standards in the fight against crimes of international concern require professional evaluation.
The analysis of large amounts of electronic data (evidentiary or legal) becomes more and more a challenge in European and international justice and legislation. IJA-Forum maintains a roster of analysts qualified in using Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) for the analysis of large amounts of textual, graphic and audio-video data. Using the Judicial Data Analysis services will safe time while at the same time the quality of analysis will increase.