Tag Archives: Sweden

Bombings in Sweden

Sweden has experienced 100 bombings this year, including 30 in the past 2 months, as reported here. Miraculously, no one has died in the bombings, leading an analyst to say “We’ve been incredibly lucky. You just don’t usually have that … Continue reading

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Europol counter-terror efforts

An interview with Catherine De Bolle, Europol executive director and former commissioner general of police in Belgium, is available here. She discusses counter-terror developments in Belgium following the 2016 attacks in Brussels and current EU-wide initiatives including those focused on … Continue reading

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Shifting face of international terrorism

Counter-terrorism efforts directed mainly at ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Middle East will need to shift attention to Russian-speaking individuals and networks in the coming years, according to this article. Terror groups that previously resisted oppressive governments in their own … Continue reading

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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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