Tag Archives: UK

Deaths in police custody

The UK Home Office has completed a study of deaths in police custody, available here, with some comparisons to other countries. In the UK, most deaths are due to apparent suicide or natural causes, often associated with drugs/alcohol. Those arrested … Continue reading

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Science of interrogation

This article provides an in-depth discussion of the psychology underlying effective interrogation. A study of over 1,000 hours of taped interrogations of terrorists confirmed that the key is rapport and projecting a genuine interest in what the suspect has to … Continue reading

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Cincinnati wins 2017 problem-oriented policing award

Cincinnati won the Herman Goldstein award for outstanding problem-oriented policing at the 2017 POP Conference this week in Houston, Texas. This 13-minute video tells the story of the initiative that tackled violent crime in two adjoining neighborhoods. Other finalists were … Continue reading

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“Secured by Design” yields 87% property crime reduction

A study by Police Scotland has found that 3,000 “secured by design” (SBD) residences had 1/7th the number of burglaries and thefts over a 10-year period versus comparable residences, according to this article. Information about the UK police SBD initiative … Continue reading

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Strategic capacity building in Guyana

This article reports UK assistance to Guyana aimed at capacity building in the police strategic planning unit. The effort follows a recent review and envisions a “strategic rethink” based on “understanding of the threats which face this country and which … Continue reading

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Digital community policing

This column reports a UK study of policing, social media, and big data. Among its conclusions: “Communications policing is the new community policing, and should be treated as such, to reflect how more and more of social life has a … Continue reading

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