Tag Archives: Spain

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 science 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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Predictive policing in Spain

This article reports development of a predictive policing IT system in Spain designed to direct police patrols to the optimum locations for preventing crimes. The police inspector who helped design the system cautions that it “can’t in any case be … Continue reading

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Illegal toothfishing convictions

This Interpol press release reports convictions of the captain and engineers of a notorious fish-poaching vessel scuttled off the coast of West Africa. This blog post from the International Whale Protection Organization congratulates the activists who helped track down the … Continue reading

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Artifacts recovered in Europe

Europol announced the results of a concentrated week-long operation in 14 countries that resulted in recovery of 2289 cultural artifacts and arrest of 35 persons. At least 38 new investigations were also initiated as a result of the seizures and … Continue reading

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