Tag Archives: Netherlands

Power naps on the night shift

This brief video reports a study from the Netherlands on whether short “power naps” (maximum 20 minutes) can help police remain alert on the over-night shift. Results indicated that police felt more alert and were 50% less likely to say … Continue reading

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … 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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Webinar on using social media

Several experts along with CEPOL, the EU police education and training agency, will be presenting a webinar on police use of social media on March 2. This page has the full announcement and a link to register (be sure to … 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┬áscience underlying this type of forensic work is not very definitive. … Continue reading

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Stolen art & antiquities

This article mentions an interesting proposal to create a Museum of Disputed Art in order to display and properly maintain recovered treasures. Currently, processes under international law are very slow so recovered art and antiquities sit in warehouses for many … Continue reading

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