Calculations now familiar from coronavirus coverage – cases per 100,000 people – applied to ethnicity and homicide victimisation in the UK for the first time.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
crime policing statistics ethnicity
Take extra care before buying face masks or testing kits online, or responding to texts apparently sent to you by the UK government or the NHS. Because while lockdown has helped reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it is also helping fuel a rise in cybercrime.
June 3, 2020 • ~5 min
covid-19 coronavirus policing cybersecurity cybercrime
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.
Jan. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
crime policing london criminology
Cambridge experiment with City of London police found that, while rarely deployed, just the presence of electroshock devices led to greater overall hostility in police-public interactions – an example of what researchers call the ‘weapons effect’.
Dec. 20, 2018 • ~7 min
criminal-justice policing social-science