Tag Archives: USA

Data-driven policing for public trust

Most of the focus of data-driven and evidence-based policing has been on the goal of reducing crime. This article reports efforts in New York and several other U.S. cities to collect real-time data on public sentiment toward police. Using short … Continue reading

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Drug trafficking via Spain

This article details shifts in the trafficking of drugs from Latin America to Europe and discusses investigative cooperation between the U.S. and Spain. Smuggling from Colombia and Venezuela through Caribbean countries, especially the Dominican Republic, has increased in recent years … Continue reading

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Researchers in the ranks

This article reports the recent conference of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which mainly featured current police officers presenting results from their own research. The organization, just a few years old, mirrors similar ones in the UK, Canada, Australia/New … Continue reading

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Brexit & Europol

This column reviews the arguments in favor of maintaining UK membership in Europol despite its proposed exit from the European Union. The latter’s official position is that Britain could no longer be a Europol member if it leaves the EU. … 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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People in Singapore feel safest

This article reports the most recent global study of people’s feelings of safety and confidence in their police. People in Singapore feel most secure, followed by Norway, Iceland, and Finland. At the other end of the scale, people in Venezuela … Continue reading

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UN Formed Police Unit training

This post describes the work of the Center for Excellence of Stability Police Units, which has provided operational and leadership training since 2005 for Formed Police Units (FPUs) serving UN peacekeeping missions. The Center, located in Italy and run by … Continue reading

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