Tag Archives: India

Call centers raided in India

Police in India have raided 25 call centers, arrested nearly 300 people, and seized over 400 computer systems since July, according to this article. Offenses mainly involved fraudulent calls to North American victims, demanding fines or fees and claiming to … Continue reading

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UN awards for tackling environmental crime

This press release recognizes award-winning enforcement initiatives tackling transboundary environmental crime in China, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The announcement notes that environmental crime¬†“is now the fourth largest illegal crime after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking” … Continue reading

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CBI drama in India

This article reports a crisis in India’s Central Bureau of Investigation, an agency with powers similar to the FBI in the U.S. The CBI director and #2 have both been put on leave after they accused each other of corruption. … Continue reading

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Researchers in the ranks

This article reports the recent conference of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which mainly featured current police officers presenting results from their own research. The organization, just a few years old, mirrors similar ones in the UK, Canada, Australia/New … Continue reading

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Women police in India

This column reviews the status of women police in India. Nationally, females account for only 6-7% of total police, well below the international average, and they are often assigned to limited duties. In several states the proportion of police who … Continue reading

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8-hour shifts in Mumbai

This column reports that Mumbai police are switching to 8-hour shifts after resisting change for many years. Longer shifts and lack of days off had contributed to fatigue, health problems, and poor quality police service according to earlier studies. A … 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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