Tag Archives: Italy

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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UN internships in Italy

The UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) based in Italy has posted 14 internship openings (unpaid) for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, with an application deadline of February 21. For more information go here.

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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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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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Migrant smuggling & police corruption in Niger

This article describes rampant police corruption in Agadez, Niger, a key desert town for African migrants being smuggled across the Sahara to Libya and then into Europe. The EU estimates that about 100,000 migrants pass through Niger annually, accounting for … Continue reading

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Roman holiday

According to this article, the vast majority of Rome’s municipal police called in sick on New Year’s Eve in a labor dispute. Italy’s prime minister tweeted “I read that 83 per cent of police did not work ‘because of illness’ on December … Continue reading

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Toxic dumping in Italy

This article describes years of illegal dumping of toxic waste in the “Triangle of Death” region near Naples, Italy by the Camorra mafia. The region now experiences elevated rates of cancer. The same organized crime group now reportedly ships its … Continue reading

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