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Identify the following:

Surveillance Surveillance detection Counter surveillance Antisurveillance

Identify the methods of criminal surveillance. Identify the goals of criminal surveillance. Discuss the advantages of being unpredictable. Identify a surveillance detection route

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Surveillance phase allows persons:

To deter
To prevent To counter

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Surveillance detection:
Identification of individuals monitoring your

activity

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Counter surveillance:
Measures taken by yourself / security Watch the watchers

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Goals of Criminal Surveillance:


Detailed information about target: Movements Vehicle descriptions Personal habits Family members Frequented locations

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Goals of Criminal Surveillance:


Gather information to help develop plan. Select the most vulnerable target.

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General information gathered by

criminals:
Information on residence and work place

(alarms?) Vehicle used and type of armor

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Travel routes between frequented

locations. Do they vary? Is the target predictable?

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Surveillance Process:
Target selection Initial surveillance Final selection of target Plan (and final surveillance)

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Deployment of attack team


Target arrival ACTION

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A Red Army Faction training manual states

that the terrorist needs to be lucky only once, while the security forces must be lucky every day.

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Fixed surveillance

Moving surveillance
High-tech surveillance

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Combination surveillance
Progressive surveillance (extended

period of time)

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Unpredictable routes/times of departure force criminal

exposure.

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Routes Times of departure Stealth / dummy

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Method of detecting or confirming

surveillance Correlate between target and criminal

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Surveillance detection possible along chosen

route. Use natural choke points when possible. Security / LE overlooks site. Look for correlations of movement.

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Surveillance Counter surveillance Antisurveillance Goal of criminal surveillance Surveillance detection route Advantages of unpredictability

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