Category Archives: Europe

Amsterdam plan to reduce ethnic profiling

This article reports development of a draft plan by Amsterdam police to reduce the occurrence of ethnic profiling. The plan notes that “stopping people based on their race, ethnicity, skin color, language or religion” is “illegal, degrading and does not … Continue reading

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Global coordination against transnational crime

This column by Interpol reports a meeting in Lyon of regional police organizations (AFRIPOL, AMERIPOL, ASEANAPOL, the Arab Interior Ministers Council, Europol, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – Frontex, and the Gulf Cooperation Council-POL) along with the Economic … Continue reading

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Security sector change during and after conflict

This column interviews two officials who were heavily involved in police reform efforts in Georgia, Ukraine, and Jordan. They describe how changes were implemented in post-Soviet and post-conflict situations, and even in circumstances of active conflict. International assistance was key … Continue reading

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Using technology to address gender-based violence

This document reports several projects using mobile technology to improve assistance to victims of gender-based violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. In these kinds of situations, “Police are usually neither trusted nor are they able to respond adequately to incidents … Continue reading

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Peer influence on misconduct

Reassigning officers due to misconduct tends to have a detrimental effect on co-workers in the new unit, according to a UK study summarized here. The researchers calculated that “For every 10 percent increase in the proportion of a police officer’s … Continue reading

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Drone crime in the UK

About 6 drone-related incidents are reported to UK police per day, according to this article. Drones are being used for “harassment, stalking, burglary, drugs supply and voyeurism” with many victims complaining that the devices are used to spy on them, … Continue reading

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Countering West Africa piracy

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa has cost $2.3 billion over the last 3 years, according to this article, which reports that “attacks in the region more than doubled in 2018, accounting for all … Continue reading

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