Tag Archives: UK

Drone crime in the UK

About 6 drone-related incidents are reported to UK police per day, according to this article. Drones are being used for “harassment, stalking, burglary, drugs supply and voyeurism” with many victims complaining that the devices are used to spy on them, … Continue reading

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Reducing crime podcasts

The first 10 installments in an entertaining series of 20-40 minute podcasts focused on crime and crime reduction are available here. Each podcast is hosted by Professor Jerry Ratcliffe, formerly a police officer in the UK, and features an expert … Continue reading

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More dark net seizures

This article reports the closure of DeepDotWeb, a “central node” search and marketing site on the dark net “that helped buyers of illicit goods like drugs and counterfeit items find what they wanted for a commission.” Two Israeli citizens were … Continue reading

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Video on evidence-based policing

A new 15-minute video explaining evidence-based policing is available here. It provides examples, features several leading academic and police experts on the topic, and is presented in a clear, uncomplicated way.

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Interpol trying to mend

This article reviews the evolution of Interpol over the last 20 years, including current attempts to rein in the abuse of red notices. Right after the events of September 11, 2001, the agency began emphasizing more information sharing and streamlining … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of stop & search

Over-reliance on stop & frisk in some U.S. cities has been criticized in recent years, while “stop & search” is currently hotly debated in the U.K. as a response to increased violence, especially knife crime. This new paper summarizes existing … Continue reading

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Elder fraud

U.S. authorities announced a year-long “largest-ever” elder fraud crackdown resulting in criminal and civil charges against 260 defendants for defrauding more than 2 million victims out of $750 million, as reported here. The total annual loss to elder Americans is … Continue reading

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