Category Archives: Oceania

Big data versus community policing

This article summarizes a keynote presentation focused on the impact of austerity and big data on more traditional forms of community policing in Australia and elsewhere. Professor Rogers observes that, in the ongoing demand to do more with less, “it’s … Continue reading

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NZ police release new recruiting video

This press release announces a new “Breaking News” recruiting video for the New Zealand police, following last year’s “hugely successful ‘World’s Most Entertaining Police Recruitment Video’” which generated 2,500 applicants above the normal level. The NZ police are aiming for … Continue reading

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Media reaction to terrorism

This article reports a study of the roles played by mass media and social media in the aftermath of terrorist incidents. Looking at both immediate and longer-term media coverage and messaging, “The research team found such attacks continue to have … Continue reading

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NZ POP awards

This article announces the 2018 winner of New Zealand’s top evidence-based problem-oriented policing award as well as five other other finalists. The winning project targeted a serious drug and violence problem in a community in the Bay of Plenty area … Continue reading

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Low satisfaction with cybercrime reporting in Australia

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) was implemented in 2014 with 65,000 incidents submitted in the first 2 years. A review was completed in 2016 but not released until recently, according to this article. Only 3 cases had resulted in … Continue reading

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Pursuits criticized in New South Wales

Police in New South Wales engage in more pursuits than elsewhere in the country, according to this column. One result has been numerous crashes, injuries, and fatalities including innocent bystanders and police. Other states in Australia have restrictive pursuit policies, … Continue reading

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Global gun deaths

This article summarizes a study of global gun deaths recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. World-wide, gun deaths average about 250,000 per year — 64% homicide, 27% suicide, 9% accident. The global average rate, 4 per … Continue reading

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