Episode: 00150 Released on March 13, 2023 Description: This week we interview our farthest guest yet – all the way from Austria, Sam Steiner! In this episode, Friedrich "Sam" Steiner shares how his agency developed their first crime analysis unit, and how it has evolved over the decades. Sam brings us two analyst badge stories: a murder investigation involving a husband and wife, and another investigation involving GPS in vehicles and other smart technologies – have a smartwatch or refrigerator? It’s collecting data on you! If you’ve been to an IACA Conference in the past decade, you may have attended one of Sam’s presentations, or have seen his name on the Board Election ballots. Sam took a break from IACA last year to focus on building a European analyst association that currently has around 500 members! Sam is currently the Head of Crime Analysis unit in Styria, Austria and plans to continue being involved with the analyst community even in his retirement.
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Name Drops: Jeanne Chisholm (00:04:33),Joel Caplan (00:10:19), Christopher Bruce (00:34:18)
Public Service Announcements: Barry Fosberg (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/atwje-barry-fosberg-the-data-czar/) Matt Smith (https://www.leapodcasts.com/e/matt-smith-the-gregarious-analyst/) Related Links: https://www.crime-analysts.eu/ Association(s) Mentioned: IACA
Vendor(s) Mentioned: Geotime
Podcast Writer: Mindy Duong
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00:00:17 – Introducing Sam 00:09:34 – Risk Terrain Modeling 00:21:06 – ABS: Phone WIFI Solves Murder 00:25:37 – Break: Barry Fosberg & Matt Smith 00:26:33 – ABS: Car GPS & Trafficking 00:32:26 – IACA 00:41:20 – Creating the EACA 00:55:40 – Personal Interest: Judo 00:58:17 – Words to the World