Cannabis farms are a modern slavery 'blind spot' for UK police, study suggests

Migrants arrested for tending plants in the flats, houses and attics where cannabis is grown in bulk are often victims of trafficking and "debt bondage" – yet

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 15, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: crime drugs criminology migration

Police platform patrols create ‘phantom effect’ that cuts crime in Tube stations

A major experiment introducing proactive policing to Underground platforms finds that short bursts of patrolling create a “phantom effect”: 97% of the resulting crime reduction was during periods when police weren’t actually present. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: crime policing london criminology

Prevention better than cure at keeping young users from getting involved in cybercrime

Highly-targeted messaging campaigns from law enforcement can be surprisingly effective at dissuading young gamers from getting involved in cybercrime, a new study has suggested.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 21, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: crime computer-science cybersecurity cybercrime

Brexit puts UK’s ability to tackle drug-related crime at risk, say experts

Brexit could threaten the UK’s ability to tackle drug-related crime linked to serious and organised crime, according to public health experts writing today in the journal Health Policy.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 3, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: crime drugs brexit

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