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Global cyber fraud

This article reports charges against nearly 300 people for cyber fraud and seizure of $3.7 million. Authorities arrested 74 people in the U.S. and 207 in other countries, including 167 in Nigeria, 18 in Turkey and 15 in Ghana. The … Continue reading

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Mexico’s gun problem

Mexico is on pace for another record-setting year of murders, the third in a row, as reported here. From 50-70% of firearms recovered by authorities in Mexico are found to have originated in the U.S. One contributing factor is that … Continue reading

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2019 International POP Conference

The 2019 International POP Conference will be held November 11-13 in Santa Cruz, California. The preliminary agenda and registration information are here. The 5 finalist agencies for the Herman Goldstein award (representing New Zealand and the UK) will present their … Continue reading

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Plight of Turkish National Police who studied in the U.S.

This open letter from 50 university professors, published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, laments┬áthe plight of over 400 Turkish National Police leaders who pursued graduate studies in the United States between 1999 and 2014. They have since been fired … Continue reading

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Europol counter-terror efforts

An interview with Catherine De Bolle, Europol executive director and former commissioner general of police in Belgium, is available here. She discusses counter-terror developments in Belgium following the 2016 attacks in Brussels and current EU-wide initiatives including those focused on … Continue reading

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The impact of cars on U.S. policing

This column, excerpted from a new book, describes how the advent of the automobile transformed American society and dramatically changed the nature of policing. Regulation of traffic brought police into an adversarial and enforcement relationship with a much wider segment … Continue reading

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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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