Tag Archives: UK

Interpreters needed

This blog post from the UK expresses the skepticism of front-line officers regarding evidence-based policing and the current push to infuse a stronger academic orientation in police development and promotion schemes. Attending a conference, the constable notes “On more than … Continue reading

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Quick response in London

This commentary provides some context to the quick and effective police response to Saturday’s terror attack in London. It also identifies reasons why such attacks are increasingly difficult to intercept and prevent.

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Direct entry as detective in London

This article reports that the London Metropolitan Police, departing from traditional practice in the UK, is recruiting for direct entry as detective without starting as uniformed constable. The agency has 600 detective vacancies. New hires will undergo 18 weeks of … Continue reading

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Knife crime surges in London

This article reports 11 stabbing murders in London over a 2-week period. Police have initiated a special task force, arresting more than 50 knife-crime suspects every day and seizing more than 1,000 edged weapons.

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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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Evidence-based policing

There is a lot of attention currently on evidence-based policing (EBP) as a means to further professionalize police practice and administration. EBP societies have been formed in the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. This blog post considers whether … Continue reading

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Efficiency review of UK police

This column summarizes findings from an independent review of police efficiency and effectiveness in the UK and provides links to several working papers. One curious finding is that while crime has decreased, and measures of police effectiveness have increased, the … Continue reading

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