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POLICE RADARS TO DETECT SUICIDE BOMBERS AND GUNMEN

What will they really be looking for? UK not prone to random gunmen…The odd samurai sword wielder, yes, we do suffer from…but without tempting fate, weve only had two suicide bomber incidents. Thugs with knoves? yes, I’m all for their detection and arrest. Who is trying to sell the police what and why? [well for profit, obviously, stupid] or is it just Keith Vaz getting his name in the papers again?

ALCOHOL DUTY FRAUD: ACTION NEEDED, SAY OFF-LICENCES

Given the level of duty, this really isnt very surprising. The neo-liberals who run the world want low taxes on income, because people will evade high taxes, but dont seem to have worked out that exactly the same thing will happen with alcohol, tobacco and eventually petrol, assuming their argument is correct. Its OK to use high taxation to change behaviour, but not the behaviour of the rich. What happened to logical thought processes?

EROC CALL FOR PAPERS

The ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime is launching a new editorial project: The European Review of Organised Crime.

We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions presenting the latest research on organised crime broadly conceived from a variety of disciplines, such as criminology, criminal justice, political science, law, security studies, sociology, gender studies, economics, media studies, anthropology, and history. We also seek contributions from practitioners who can share  knowledge about organised crime by drawing upon their on-the-ground experience.

We are now collecting papers for the Review’s inaugural issue. The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is November, 25. However, authors are strongly encouraged to express interest and send abstracts of potential contributions to the editors by October, 18.

For further information, please contact european.review.oc(at)gmail.com.

ATTITUDES TOWARDS SECURITY THREATS UNCOVERED

Research published on how UK public feels about security threats. Apparently theyre not convinced by the threat of international terrorism and the measures being taken by police and government against it.

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