Tag Archives: Germany

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┬áscience underlying this type of forensic work is not very definitive. … Continue reading

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Germany eyes police & intelligence changes

In the aftermath of the Berlin Christmas market attack, Germany’s interior minister is recommending a stronger role for the national government in handling serious cyber and terror threats, according to this article. Each of the country’s 16 states has its … Continue reading

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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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Migrant smuggling prices and exploitation rise

This article cites Europol that migrant smuggling into Europe has gotten more costly in the last 6 months, routes are longer, and reports of labor exploitation are up, probably as a means of paying the higher prices. Smugglers are often … Continue reading

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Is Europe too soft on crime?

Amidst the current refugee crisis and growing backlash, this article questions whether Germany and other European countries might need a tougher stance on crime, including those committed by and against immigrants. In the author’s view, “while Europe should stay far … Continue reading

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UK super recognizers aiding German police

This article reports that German police have obtained assistance from the London Metropolitan Police’s team of “super recognizers” — officers with demonstrated high ability to remember and connect faces and names — to review CCTV footage of mass sexual assaults … Continue reading

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Police shooting rates in different countries

In light of recent events in the U.S., this article discusses police shooting practices across several countries. Differences in culture, violent crime, and police training lead to wide variation in the numbers of people shot by police.

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