Tag Archives: Australia

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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Video on evidence-based policing

A new 15-minute video explaining evidence-based policing is available here. It provides examples, features several leading academic and police experts on the topic, and is presented in a clear, uncomplicated way.

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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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Women, peace and security

This blog post notes the approaching 20th anniversary of the UN resolution on Women, Peace and Security, which promotes “gender mainstreaming in militaries and peacekeeping missions.” It also reviews a new book detailing both accomplishments and challenges of WPS, including … Continue reading

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Rise in strip searches in New South Wales

Police in New South Wales conducted over 5,000 strip searches during the 2-year period 2017-2018, representing a 47% increase from 2014-2015, according to this article. Legal advocates and the independent police watchdog have expressed concern over “a distressingly high number … Continue reading

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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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