PFI and PFI/FBI Futures Working Group Publications


The National Police Foundation, in collaboration with the Society of Police Futurists International (PFI) and the Futures Working Group (FWG)—an entity previously developed and supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)—has developed a new publication for law enforcement leaders on futures thinking in policing.


Scherer, J. A. and Jarvis, J. P. (Eds.).(2011). The Future of Law Enforcement: A Consideration of Potential Allies and Adversaries. Volume 7: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico, VA.

Myers, R., Schafer, J. and Levin, B. (2010). Police Decision-Making: A Futures Perspective. Futures Working Group Vol 1. No. 2. Quantico VA.

Schafer, J. A. and Boyd, S., Eds. (2010). Advancing Police Leadership: Considerations, Lessons Learned, and Preferable Futures. Volume 6: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico VA.

Finnie, T., Petee, T. and Jarvis, J., Eds. (2010). Future Challenges of Cybercrime. Volume 5: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group, Quantico VA.

O’Dea, M. and Jarvis, J., Eds. (2008). The Police and The Military: Future Challenges and Opportunities in Public Safety. Volume 4: Proceedings of the Futures Working Group. Quantico, Virginia.

Buerger, M., Gardner, K., Levin, B. and Jackson, J. (2008). Incorporating Local Police Agencies into a National Intelligence Network. Futures Working Group White Paper Vol. 1. No. 1. Quantico, VA.

Schafer, J., Ed. (2007). Policing 2020: Exploring the Future of Crime, Communities, and Policing. Quantico VA: Futures Working Group.

Schafer, J. and Carter, D. (2007). The Future of Law Enforcement Intelligence. Quantico VA: Futures Working Group.

Other Police Futures Publications

Other Futures Publications, some of historic interest

Global Trends 2030

Futures Periodicals

Futures: The journal of policy, planning and futures studies.

The Futurist

FUTURIST UPDATE: News & Previews from the World Future Society

International Journal of Forecasting

Journal of Forecasting Quarterly publication of John Wiley & Sons

Technological Forecasting& Social Change
World Future Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight

Selected Futures Associations

Association of Professional Futurists  

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 

Finland Futures Research Centre  

Foresight Institute 

Hawaii Research Center for Futures Study (HRCFS)

Institute for Alternative Futures

International Institute of Forecasters

The Proteus Management Group USA

World Future Society

Intelligence and Analysis

Olligschlaeger, Andreas M. (1997) "Spatial Analysis of Crime Using GIS-Based Data: Weighted Spatial Adaptive Filtering and Chaotic Cellular Forecasting with Applications to Street Level Drug Markets" (Public Policy), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Osborne, Deborah, (2006) Out of Bounds: Innovation and Change in Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis: Center for Strategic Intelligence Research, Joint Military College: Police Futurists International