An Academic Consortium led by George Mason University

Pursuing Multidisciplinary Research to Advance Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis

Bridging Disciplines to Pursue Breakthroughs

The Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center (CINA), is a multidisciplinary academic consortium led by George Mason University that pursues innovative strategies and solutions to advance criminal network analysis, forensics, and investigative processes. CINA researchers are developing tools and technologies, as well as innovative educational and training solutions to advance our nation’s abilities to counter transnational criminal activities. CINA is a DHS Center of Excellence, and is sponsored by the Science and Technology Directorate’s Office of University Programs.


Research focuses on four primary areas.

Education and Training

The CINA Center is pursuing three types of workforce and professional development.


CINA Academic, Reports, and Newsletters
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