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Andreas Schedler, Mexican National Survey on Organized Violence / Encuesta Nacional de Violencia Organizada (envo), Public opinion survey (N = 2.400) and elite opinion survey (N = 629), 2014, cide Data Archive for Applied Research in the Social Sciences (biiacs) (http://biiacs.cide.edu/)

THE HIGH-STAKES WORLD OF RARE-PLANT THEFT

The theft of endangered and rare flowers has led botanical gardens to go to extreme measures to protect their plants, locking them down with cables and installing CCTV. But is this enough to preserve such species?

A HANDY MYTH-BUSTING GUIDE TO UK CRIME STATISTICS

Crime statistics are a complex and opaque strand of quantitative social analysis. The official reports published by the Office for National Statistics are couched in caveats and caution. The nature of, and explanations for, dramatic falls in (apparent) crime rates remain heavily disputed and furiously debated. However, there are a number of claims about crime rates that can be critically appraised and, where appropriate, myth-busted once and for all.

TRAFFICKERS USE ABDUCTIONS, PRISON SHIPS TO FEED ASIAN SLAVE TRADE

Testimonies from Bangladeshi and Rohingya survivors provide evidence of a shift in tactics in one of Asia’s busiest human-trafficking routes. In the past, evidence showed most people boarded smuggling boats voluntarily. Now people are being abducted or tricked and then taken to larger ships anchored in international waters just outside Bangladesh’s maritime boundary.

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