Tag Archives: Philippines

Philippine police to invest in data, technology

Philippines has approved a 6-year, $625 million digital transformation plan for police that “will support all its units nationwide when it comes to building evidence-based, data-driven law enforcement tactics and strategies,” as reported here. The initiative, which aims to prioritize … Continue reading

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Terrorism at lowest level since 2002

Global terrorism has been decreasing steadily since 2002. The number of terror attacks decreased 19.8% in 2017, following drops of 9.2% and 11.5% in the preceding two years, according to this article. Terrorism-related deaths declined 24.2% in 2017 following drops … Continue reading

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More due process, less murder

This article summarizes a cross-national study of 89 countries that found two factors associated with having a lower murder rate — fewer young males and more due process of law. Having the death penalty or being more democratic had little … Continue reading

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Crackdown on counterfeit goods in China

This article reports an intensified crackdown in China on counterfeit goods production and the local corruption that helps facilitate it. Some illicit operations will simply relocate to other countries, but considering the size and strength of the Chinese economy the … Continue reading

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Station 6 kill squad in Manila

This article provides details about the “Davao Boys,” a 10-man police squad from Philippine President Duterte’s hometown transferred to Manila and subsequently involved in at least 62 drug-related killings over a one-year period. Police claim each killing was in self … Continue reading

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ASEAN counter-terror weaknesses

This article notes increasing Islamic State terrorist activity in Southeast Asia and identifies several structural and practical impediments to developing an effective regional response through ASEAN, including slow processes, lack of practical action, and unresolved border disputes.

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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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