Category Archives: Asia

Philippine police to invest in data, technology

Philippines has approved a 6-year, $625 million digital transformation plan for police that “will support all its units nationwide when it comes to building evidence-based, data-driven law enforcement tactics and strategies,” as reported here. The initiative, which aims to prioritize … Continue reading

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Elder fraud

U.S. authorities announced a year-long “largest-ever” elder fraud crackdown resulting in criminal and civil charges against 260 defendants for defrauding more than 2 million victims out of $750 million, as reported here. The total annual loss to elder Americans is … Continue reading

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Women, peace and security

This blog post notes the approaching 20th anniversary of the UN resolution on Women, Peace and Security, which promotes “gender mainstreaming in militaries and peacekeeping missions.” It also reviews a new book detailing both accomplishments and challenges of WPS, including … Continue reading

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Women police in Taiwan

This article provides some historical background on women in Taiwan policing. The first female cadets joined in 1947, but roles were limited: “protecting women and children, household registration, checking on the welfare of adopted daughters and sex workers, general security, … Continue reading

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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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Police reforms in Tajikistan

This article reports pending internal security changes in Tajikistan, including a name change from militsiya to politsiya (police) and adoption of more modern, less Soviet-style uniforms. Further details are not described, but plans are reportedly based on recommendations provided by … Continue reading

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Global Law & Order Report

Gallup’s latest law & order report, based on 148,000 surveys in 142 countries in 2017, can be accessed here. Residents of Venezuela felt least safe and also had the least confidence in police. Regionally, people in Latin America and the … Continue reading

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