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
Tags: 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
Tags: 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
Tags: criminal-justice policing social-science
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