'The Risk of Being Un-Informed' - A Paper on the Character and Implications of Risk in the Context of Economically Motivated Crime

John R. Sliter
2011 Social Science Research Network  
The views expressed herein are those of Mr. John Sliter and do not reflect the views of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, nor those of the Government of Canada. Page2of18 The focus of this paper will be on a specific type of riskwithin the context of sharing of information, or the lack there of -the risk of being uninformed. Government agencies have come a long way in ensuring that all law enforcement information is shared, and shared quickly. For example, one has only to look at the U.S.
more » ... sed ‗Lessons Learned Information Sharing' to confirm that governments, all too painfully, have been made aware of the risk should law enforcement fail to share information between agencies. The LLIS website notes that -LLIS.gov serves as the national, online network of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities. This information and collaboration resource helps emergency response providers and homeland security officials prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other emergencies. LLIS.gov provides federal, state, and local responders and emergency managers with a wealth of information and front-line expertise on effective planning, training, and operational practices across homeland security functional area 1 .
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1926195 fatcat:6723denay5dp5p2em23amkfcna