Law Enforcement

"Seeing the Big Picture" How Visual Analytics Technology Helps Law Enforcement Get to Grips with Crime

Joanne Taylor | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

Like many organisations across the public sector, law enforcement agencies are expected to continuously improve their performance. Even when crime levels are low or falling, isolated failures are often put in the spotlight. This can in turn adversely impact public perceptions and decision-makers' reactions.

Follow the Money

Christian Berg | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Follow the money; an old investigative adage that says the money trail will ultimately lead to those at the heart of a crime. However, does this hold for all crimes? Particularly those online or those possessed of an extremely skewed value system.

Turning the Tables on the Criminals - How Agencies Can Start Winning the Social Media Game

Joanne Taylor | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

Social media today is now defining rather than just reflecting social attitudes. Sites once seen as a simple means of communication are now a channel for active group psychology powerful enough to overthrow governments. And you don't have to look far for the evidence.

"Changing the Game in Law Enforcement" - How Big Data Can Make the Difference

Joanne Taylor | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Tech
Joanne Taylor

If properly exploited, this 'big data' goldmine could provide valuable insight for the Police, allowing them to do more with less and helping drive efficiencies. Unfortunately, agencies are not exploiting the full value of the data they have.

Scotland's Move to Protect Victims of Modern Slave Trade Is Model for the World

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Last month, Scotland's police made a radical policy shift, announcing they would no longer seek to prosecute people brought to the UK to work against their will. This shift is crucial: a "victim focused" approach is needed, if we want to achieve better results in the fight against human trafficking.

'DNA Gun' Can Tag Offenders From 40 Metres (And No, It Isn't Sci-Fi)

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Tech

A 'DNA gun' able to tag suspects with DNA at a distance and track them down with 100% accuracy has been unveiled by a British firm in Las Vegas. De...

'Electric-Shock Handcuffs' Could Also Administer Drugs To Detainees

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

Handcuffs which could deliver electric shocks, drugs and sedatives to people who are under arrest could be the future of law enforcement, after a US c...

A Day Job Looking at Child Sexual Abuse? Why Would You Do It?

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Susie Hargreaves

I want to emphasise the personality of the people who day in, day out look at some of the worst crimes imaginable. Theirs isn't a job that's easy to talk about down the pub on a Friday night but what they do is absolutely essential. It requires supreme attention to detail and a determination to stay committed to the very end of the removal process.