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SHOULD POLICE TAKE A NEW APPROACH TO DRUG CRIME BY RELOCATING DEALERS?

Debate-style article from The Independent following on from the news that most agencies involved in anti-drug work in the UK see it as unlikely that they will eradicate drug markets in the near future. Article throws in a programme on the Wire about the effect of moving drug markets in Baltimore.

THE ‘NDRANGHETA AND THE CAFE DE PARIS IN ROME

Hmmm…if I read this correctly, the authorities in Calabria have ordered the seizure of the cafe de paris, as they claim that the ‘ndrangheta have invested loads of money in the historic centre of Rome in general. we shall see! the Italian prosecutors tend to be as excitable as Italian drivers and all disappears in the “Court of Fogs”. But those of you attemding the recent Summer school in Catania will be interested to see that the ‘ndrangheta does in fact get everywhere….allegedly!

THE ‘NDRANGHETA AND THE CAFE DE PARIS IN ROME

Hmmm…if I read this correctly, the authorities in Calabria have ordered the seizure of the cafe de paris, as they claim that the ‘ndrangheta have invested loads of money in the historic centre of Rome in general. we shall see! the Italian prosecutors tend to be as excitable as Italian drivers and all disappears in the “Court of Fogs”. But those of you attemding the recent Summer school in Catania will be interested to see that the ‘ndrangheta does in fact get everywhere….allegedly!

FOREIGN BRIDES AND GROOMS HELD IN MARRIAGE SCAM SWOOP

Slovakian brides, Nigerian grooms, Bradford and Manchester…all swooped on by Yorkshires new immigration Crime team made up from the Border Agency and seconded Yorkshire Police officers. I can just hear fat Andy Dalziel’s comments…Well, its organised…and its crime, but not quite as we know it, Jim!

UK FRAUD CASES AT 21 YEAR HIGH

KPMG regular Fraud barometer report. Investors worst hit, then government, then financial institutions. Worth getting hold of the full report, if white collar crime is your bag…[is the previous post a case of white gown crime? Just a thought?]

POLICE “NOT USING CCTV PROPERLY”

DCI Neville of the Met says too much spent on kit, not enough on people and processes. Some of the problem hinted at lower down…it’s local authorities who run CCTV and they are putting them where residents are pressing for them, not where research suggests they might be useful. But who cares, some company has just “found out2 that there are a million fewer cameras in the UK than previously thought…I know its a mere journalist, but how do the methodologies compare between the private company and the academics who did the research in 2002? Its all on Newsnight tonight. sadly the piece is a puff for the programme and exaggerates in order to get punters to watch…Its yur summer homework on reliability of sources, students!

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