Tag Archives: Finland

People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … Continue reading

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Finland is happiest

According to the latest World Happiness Report, Finlanders are happiest among 156 countries while Venezuelans are least happy. By region, North Americans (combined with Australia and New Zealand in this analysis) and Western Europeans are the most happy while South … Continue reading

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Euro-Taser

This press release announces that Axon (formerly Taser) has established a Research & Development unit in Tampere, Finland, a city described as “among the world’s leading centres of excellence for imaging.” The new team is expected to “enhance the capabilities of … Continue reading

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UN course for female senior officers

This article reports a Female Senior Officer Command Development Course being held in Malaysia to help prepare women for command roles in UN police missions around the world. It is the second of four offerings of the course, with the … 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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2014 Corruption Index

In the most recent Transparency International corruption index, based on perceptions of various forms of public corruption in 174 nations, four Nordic countries plus New Zealand are rated cleanest, while Somalia, North Korea, and Sudan are most corrupt. InSight Crime … Continue reading

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Diversity among Finnish police

This story reports a low level of racial/ethnic diversity in the Finnish police despite increased immigration to the country. One major impediment has been a lack of hiring due to drastic cuts in police budgets and staffing. Another hurdle is … Continue reading

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