Tag Archives: France

870 arrests for online child sexual abuse on the Darknet

This press release describes the results of a worldwide FBI & Europol investigation into online child sexual abuse on the Darknet’s Playpen site. Three site administrators were recently convicted in the U.S. and sentenced to 20-30 years in prison. A … Continue reading

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Forensic voice analysis

This article provides a nice summary of the current scientific status of voice analysis. Both expert and automated (computerized) comparisons are often used in investigations and legal proceedings, but the science underlying this type of forensic work is not very definitive. … Continue reading

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Tainted confessions in Morocco

This article cites Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch regarding two cases in Morocco in which French-speaking defendants signed statements written in Arabic, which they could not read and were told simply contained biographical details, but that turned out to be … Continue reading

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Protests by French police

This article reports protests by French police critical of the government’s provision of resources to protect them against criminal and terrorist violence. The issue seems likely to be hotly debated in the run-up to national elections scheduled for April 2017.

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Policing terrorism in Europe

This 5-part series reports developments in France, Germany, and the UK in response to terror attacks, including questions about arming police, using the military, and a patriotic surge of police recruits in France.

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Police fatigue in France

This article reports that the extended state of emergency in France has police exhausted. Lack of coordination between municipal police, gendarmes in rural areas, national police, and military counter-terror units is also blamed for security failures, as well as a … Continue reading

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Tracking terrorists in Europe

According to this article, a French parliamentary committee report on recent terror attacks cites failed information sharing among intelligence agencies and recommends restrictions on free movement among EU countries. The committee chair noted that “We have structures that date from the 1980s, when … Continue reading

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