Remember the time we were so much into Sherlock Holmes’ books? We were so eager to finish reading the book because we were curious about the way he identifies the criminal. Our imaginary world was so much amazing thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle. When we were reading the book, we were trying to guess who the real criminal is. But most of the time our guesses were wrong. He used uncommon ways which we couldn’t even think of. That’s the main reason why Sherlock Holmes won the hearts of millions of people all around the world.
Sherlock Holmes made us interested in the law enforcement first. We wanted to be like him, to have knowledge like him. Still there are children and also adults who follow Sherlock Holmes. Then came TV series X-Files; two FBI agents experiencing unexplainable phenomena in the world and we wanted to be like them too. We also wanted to have experiences like them. However, Sherlock Holmes and X-Files turned our life into an entirely new direction.
FBI or Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded in July 26, 1908 by Charles Bonaparte, J Edgar Hoover and Theodore Roosevelt. At present, the headquarters of FBI are in Washington D.C and in the United States.
When FBI in action, they don’t arrest the suspect. They question him or her and follow other techniques.
Human Intelligence (Technique of Elicitation.)
Elicitation means gathering information. This is done by the skilled agents in the FBI without rousing any curiosity among the publics. The advantages of using this technique are its non-threatening, easily disguisable, effective and deniable. This is more like having a normal conversation with a person. As a result, people provide important details and make it’s easy to continue the investigation.
This is also known as photo intelligence. This method was invented in World War I and II. At that time, the soldiers went up from balloons to gather the information about the surroundings. But at present FBI has skilled and experienced agents to gather information through images such as satellites. Sometimes, they thermal imaging services to continue their investigations.
For example, they have used thermal imaging services to spot the Boston marathon bomber in 2013. Using imagery service is another way FBI uses to gather solid information.
Open source Intelligence.
This is the method of gathering information from the open media such as radio, newspaper, television, speeches, conferences etc. The drawback of this method is we can’t depend on this information. Sometimes people express their own points of views and make the case ridiculous. But there are times agents can gather solid information from Open Source Intelligence.