Tag Archives: Spain

Catalonia police caught in the middle

The Catalonia region of Spain has an independence referendum scheduled for October 1 but national authorities consider it illegal. Police are caught in the middle between their oath to the country’s constitution and their regional leadership. They are already under … Continue reading

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Politics & Interpol

This article reports growing criticism of Turkey’s president for issuing Interpol red notices against critics of his government, including journalists, causing them to be arrested in other countries and face possible extradition. The use of Interpol as a tool against … 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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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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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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Europol targets stolen artifacts

Europol recently completed an operation targeting theft and trafficking in stolen art and artifacts, according to this column. A total of 18 countries participated, resulting in 75 arrests and recovery of 3,561 items.

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Ups & downs of MS13

Insight Crime has published a 3-part series on the recent evolution of the US/Salvadoran gang MS13. Part 1 describes how the gang struck up a partnership with Mexican cartels in 2011, Part 2 traces the gang’s effort to combine its … Continue reading

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