Tag Archives: USA

Countering West Africa piracy

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea off the west coast of Africa has cost $2.3 billion over the last 3 years, according to this article, which reports that “attacks in the region more than doubled in 2018, accounting for all … Continue reading

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George Kelling passes away

Noted American author and researcher George Kelling has passed away at age 83, as┬áreported here. Born in Milwaukee, son of a firefighter, a social worker by training, he led pioneering studies of motorized patrol and foot patrol for the fledgling … 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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Reducing the urge to flee in Central America

This column makes the case that reducing violence and improving public safety in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras will do much more to ease the immigration pressure at the U.S. border than the approach adopted by the current administration, which … Continue reading

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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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