Category Archives: Asia

Police chief on the run

This article describes the situation of a Turkish police chief, one of thousands dismissed after a 2016 coup attempt. He had no role in the coup but had previously spoken out in support of anti-corruption investigations focused on the ruling … Continue reading

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Road traffic injuries in developing countries

This article discusses the impact of traffic crashes in developing countries, where poor infrastructure, weak regulation, and risky behavior contribute to high levels of serious injury and death. One expert notes, “Other fields, like infectious diseases, have done a great … Continue reading

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Researchers in the ranks

This article reports the recent conference of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which mainly featured current police officers presenting results from their own research. The organization, just a few years old, mirrors similar ones in the UK, Canada, Australia/New … Continue reading

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Smart tech, security, and privacy

This column reviews some of the ways that modern technology is aiding police and security in controlling crime and terrorism in cities around the world, including predictive policing, problem-oriented policing, and environmental design. It cites a recent report that “the … Continue reading

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People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … Continue reading

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Police remain jailed in Turkey

This article reports a court ruling continuing the imprisonment of 69 Turkish police chiefs and officers who, in 2013, “exposed a corruption and bribery scandal implicating then-Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan, his family members and his Cabinet ministers.” The … Continue reading

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Facial recognition “staggeringly inaccurate”

This article reports tests of facial recognition technology by UK police. So far, London has seen 98% false IDs and Wales over 90%, leading critics to call it “staggeringly inaccurate.” The position of the country’s oversight commissioner is “these new … Continue reading

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