Category Archives: Oceania

Our data, you asked

New Zealand Police has released an annual report for 2018, available here, that summarizes crime and police activity data regularly updated on their portal, located here. The report’s introduction states “Our evidence-based approach to policing uses statistical information, combined with the skills, knowledge, and … 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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Police humor down under

The Australian Federal Police have established a popular social media presence, as reported here. The agency has 400,000 followers on Facebook and “The AFP’s video spoof of the infamous placard scene from Love Actually — designed to communicate what the … Continue reading

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Reducing crime podcasts

The first 10 installments in an entertaining series of 20-40 minute podcasts focused on crime and crime reduction are available here. Each podcast is hosted by Professor Jerry Ratcliffe, formerly a police officer in the UK, and features an expert … Continue reading

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EBP in NZ

This article profiles the work of the Evidence-Based Policing team in the New Zealand Police. The unit is staffed with researchers, data scientists, and design experts and has university and private sector partners. The plan is to conduct short- and … Continue reading

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International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT)

ISSAT, a branch of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, offers “support to the international community to reinforce and strengthen their individual and collective efforts to improve security and justice, primarily in conflict-affected and fragile states.” … Continue reading

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Interpol trying to mend

This article reviews the evolution of Interpol over the last 20 years, including current attempts to rein in the abuse of red notices. Right after the events of September 11, 2001, the agency began emphasizing more information sharing and streamlining … Continue reading

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