Post Tagged with: "crime"

‘Broken windows’ equals broken societies

‘Broken windows’ equals broken societies

Robert Block re-examines the ‘Broken Windows’ theory of policing and finds it still has major application. In his book The Tipping Point, published in 2000, the author Malcolm Gladwell introduced the broader public to the theory of ‘Broken Windows’ policing. In this work he outlined the spiralling crime problems in New York in the 1980s and the apparent inability to […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Features
Publish and  be damned

Publish and be damned

Sensational crime headlines may well have a large influence on teenage behaviours says Simona Zudyte. Daily we consume news from a variety of sources without realising that all broadcasting organisations have constructed reports not only to inform, but also to influence its readers. Crime reporting in the media and in particular its sensationalism of crime may well have a large […]

by · February 18, 2015 · Features
Flagrant drug taking on our streets cannot be downgraded

Flagrant drug taking on our streets cannot be downgraded

EDITORIAL: The media has power. The power to tell what the issues are, and the greater power of news presentation. In recent weeks the focus and framing of news has shifted on to the open drug use in Dublin city centre. This is timely and has currency, because it impacts on tourism, business and the safety of the public. Our […]

by · October 28, 2014 · Editorial, Features
Detecting organised crime

Detecting organised crime

Are blue collar criminals changing their shirts to white? In Scandinavia they already have, according to Fredrik Hammarström   Over the last five years Sweden has seen the number of fraud and white collar crimes escalate to new dimensions. The rate of fraud cases has increased from 59,000 to 130,000 – an increase of some 120%. Not only has this […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Features, Modern Policing
King Hit

King Hit

As single hit punches cause injury and death across the country, Tara Geraghty examines this shocking phenomenon A ’king hit’ refers to a sudden forceful punch to the head, neck or chest intended to knock a person unconscious. It is often an unprovoked attack on a defenceless or vulnerable victim and is usually delivered without warning. The one punch assault […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Features
The veil of anonymity

The veil of anonymity

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by · October 19, 2013 · Features, Welfare