Tag Archives: Scotland

Free course — antiquities trafficking and art crime

The University of Glasgow offers a free on-line course “Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime,” lasting 3 weeks, 4 hours per week. Information and course enrollment available here. Advertisements

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Scotland still searching for right balance

The search is on for a new chief constable in Scotland, which consolidated all its forces into one 5 years ago but has struggled to find an effective mix of centralized administration and local accountability. This column presents 3 views … Continue reading

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Tackling knife crime in the UK

London had 80 fatal stabbings in 2017 and 4 in less than 24 hours over New Years. The mayor has promised to ramp up stop and search, but this article points to a different approach implemented over the last decade … Continue reading

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Right to remain silent, in Scotland

This article indicates that new laws taking effect January 25 in Scotland include a “Miranda style” warning that must be given to arrestees, as well as restrictions on police authority to stop and search. The latter restrictions follow a 2014 … Continue reading

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Deaths in police custody

The UK Home Office has completed a study of deaths in police custody, available here, with some comparisons to other countries. In the UK, most deaths are due to apparent suicide or natural causes, often associated with drugs/alcohol. Those arrested … Continue reading

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“Secured by Design” yields 87% property crime reduction

A study by Police Scotland has found that 3,000 “secured by design” (SBD) residences had 1/7th the number of burglaries and thefts over a 10-year period versus comparable residences, according to this article. Information about the UK police SBD initiative … Continue reading

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Turmoil at the top in Scotland

This article reports that Police Scotland’s chief constable has taken an indefinite leave of absence following initiation of a second misconduct inquiry. Earlier, the chair of the national police authority resigned pending replacement and that body’s executive director announced early … Continue reading

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