Category Archives: Europe

Study: Workshops reduce domestic abuse

This article summarizes an experimental study of low-harm domestic abuse first offenders in Hampshire, UK. Men who attended 10 hours of small-group discussions were 35% less likely to reoffend and caused 27% less harm over a 12-month period than those in … Continue reading

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Problem-Oriented Policing Conference October 2-4 in Houston, Texas

The 2017 Problem-Oriented Policing Conference will be held October 2-4 in Houston, Texas. The preliminary program is available here, and registration for the conference can be completed here. Goldstein award finalists making presentations are police agencies from Cincinnati, Eureka (CA), … Continue reading

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Speed camera effectiveness

This web page summarizes a recent systematic review of the impact of speed cameras, with links to the full study and advice for implementation. The review of 51 studies across 15 countries found, on average, a 52% reduction of vehicles … Continue reading

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Canada recognizes National Peacekeepers Day

This statement from the RCMP acting commissioner commemorates National Peacekeepers Day and thanks the 87 Canadian police currently serving missions in Colombia, Haiti, Ukraine, Palestine, and Iraq. He notes that these officers “work closely with domestic and international partners to … Continue reading

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Police higher education

In recent years the UK has put an emphasis on developing higher education programs specifically for police. As an example, here’s a position announcement for a Professor of Policing Studies and Police Leadership at Liverpool John Moores University (application deadline … Continue reading

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Scooter crime wave in London

This article details a big increase in thefts of scooters and mopeds in London, along with crimes committed with such vehicles, such as street robberies. Thieves are reportedly emboldened by the knowledge that police won’t chase them at high speed … Continue reading

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999 is 80 years old

This article commemorates the introduction of the 999 emergency telephone number in London, England in 1937. Authorities there first considered 707 and 333 before settling on 999. The U.S. emergency number 911 wasn’t established until 30 years later.

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