In the book Words Overflown by Stars, creative writing teacher Diane Lefer uses terms in her essay "Breaking the 'Rules' of Story Structure" that could be applied to crime and intelligence analysis.
If you want to read her analysis of how my ideas apply to policing and intelligence, check it out: Analyst's Corner for March 8th.
So here I am addressing criminal justice issues while someone who is truly an expert in the field is looking to my work as a teacher of creative writing for fresh approaches. Weird! And kind of wonderful to think my essay came into the hands of someone with these credentials: Debbie received a BA in Psychology and an MA in Social Policy with a criminal justice emphasis from Empire State College, SUNY. Her book Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis was based on a study conducted during her remote fellowship with the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research, Joint Military Intelligence College (now the National Defense Intelligence College). She is a member of the Global Task Force for the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN), the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA), and the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). She is also on the Counterterrorism Advisory Board of the Lifeboat Foundation and an Associate of the Proteus Management Group.
I will definitely read up on the Police Futurists. I'll bet I can learn from them.