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Limits on crime
As campaigners seek to increase the amount that can be spent using contactless credit and debit cards, could opportunities for criminals be created? Police Professional looks at the implications of proposals.
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<b><i>Professor Colin Rogers Supporting roles
Professor Colin Rogers examines what has changed to make victims more willing to come forward and report historical sex offences and why friends and family are so important.
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<b><i>Craig Mackey The cost of service
Craig Mackey explains how the Metropolitan Police Service gained a greater understanding of the price paid to fulfil front and back office functions as it developed a radical, modern approach to cope with funding cuts.
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<b><i>Dr Rob Heaton (left) and<br>Dr Steve Tong Set in stone?
Dr Robert Heaton and Dr Steve Tong examine the birth of the Peelian Principles, separating fact from myth, and consider whether they should continue to guide policy in modern times.
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<b><i>Dr John Coxhead It’s not all about statistics
This week, the Research Inspector looks at research into rural crime and concerns, and profiles a major academic partnership with policing.
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Dealing on app
A team of medical doctors and computer engineers at the University of California, San Diego, has developed an advanced machine learning technology that mines the popular social media platform Twitter to identify entries linked to the online sale of illegal Class A prescription drugs.
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<b><i>Professor Sir Desmond Rea and<br>Sir Hugh Orde Bear in mind the lessons
At the official London launch of Sir Hugh Orde and Professor Sir Desmond Rea’s account of the investigation into the Omagh Bombing, senior figures reflected on the need to strive for justice even in the most difficult situations.
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<b><i>Dr Wenyao and Dr Changzhi Li Biometrics on the beat
The human body has many identifying features and scientists have now found that the heart may contain unique characteristics that could assist law enforcement when it comes to identification.
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<b><i>Tony Porter and Roger<br>Rodriguez Mutating technology
Facial recognition systems could benefit from genome research that shows how to identify people from different angles, allowing law enforcement to spot those elusive individuals using cameras on the move.
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Calling time on crime?
Forces and local authorities across the country are increasingly turning to closure orders to deal with licensed premises that become crime hotspots, but one US study suggests this may in fact cause a spike in offending.
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