Tag Archives: Sweden

Stockholm Prize (Herman Goldstein)

This year’s Stockholm Prize in Criminology is being awarded to Herman Goldstein. The award committee describes him as “the world’s most influential scholar on modern police strategy” and further recognizes “a lifetime of pioneering work on the broader issues of … Continue reading

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Bulgaria & Romania lead EU in traffic fatalities

This article reports that traffic deaths per population in the EU in 2017 were highest in Bulgaria and Romania, each 3-4 times higher than in Sweden, UK, Netherlands, and Denmark. Overall, 55% of fatalities were on rural roads, 37% on … Continue reading

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Better interviewing & interrogation

Here’s an interview with a Norwegian former homicide investigator who has studied suspect interviewing techniques around the world and applied them during his police career, starting with the UK’s PEACE model and adding strategic elements. The key is to foster … Continue reading

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Herman Goldstein wins Stockholm Prize

This website announces that Herman Goldstein, originator of problem-oriented policing, is the 2017 winner of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The site has a video of the announcement with a brief interview of the winner; additional information about Goldstein’s career … Continue reading

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Swedes find “amazing” community policing in US city

This article reports a Swedish delegation’s visit to Elgin, Illinois to study community policing. The agency credits its resident officer program, its neighborhood officer program, “its school resource officers, its summer programs and gang interventions in the schools, and its … 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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“Blue flight” in Sweden

This article indicates that police turnover has increased in Sweden while recruitment numbers are down, leading to significant staff shortages. Union leaders point to stagnant wages and dissatisfaction with a recent reorganization of the national force.

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