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  1. Is severe punishment the best way to prevent crimes?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling

    ... appears to be a more 'ideal' method to prevent crimes. It is moral, passive, and doesn't require locking people up in jail. But is it really the most effective way? I don't ... are often influenced by factors outside school or government; being well educated won't sway them. The only feasible way to prevent such people from committing crimes is by presenting ...

  2. Tougher jail terms urged after torture-killing of girl

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... lots. Her mother, Fung Kin-man, was ordered to serve eight years in jail for manslaughter and failing to prevent the abuse by her husband. Mr Wong said the ruling reflect- ed the general ... doctors to prevent a similar tragedy occurring again. Department officials have been criticised for refusing to release a picture of Wing-sum taken while she was in care, before the abuse. ...

  3. Drug cases up, but violent crimes fall

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... teenage criminality would continue. The committee provides advice and recommends measures to prevent and reduce crime. It also co-ordinates crime-fighting. ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com The city's crime rate rose 1 per cent from a year earlier between January and the end of October. The biggest rises were in drug offences, theft ...

  4. Warning on pickpockets after 22pc surge in cases this year

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yui-luen, of the West Kowloon crime prevention office, said some victims reported their wallets might have been stolen by people behind them on escalators in malls and office buildings. Some victims ... and street scams. Chui said the crime prevention office had started a programme earlier this year to identify vacant ground-level shops that posed a risk of break-in to adjacent shops. Officers had ...

  5. Proposed law would create crime of stalking

    Posted Dec 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the victim, to more serious conduct, like vandalism or physical or verbal abuse. There are three possible defences: the acts were done to prevent or detect crime; they were done with lawful authority; ... Patsy Moy and Jennifer Ngo The government plans to make stalking a crime, 11 years after that was first proposed by the Law Reform Commission. Under the proposed law, released yesterday ...

  6. White-collar crime loss soars

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Firms in Hong Kong need to do more to prevent employee fraud, says KPMG Hong Kong companies are not doing enough to prevent fraud being committed by employees, according to a survey by KPMG which found that corporate crime has surged this year. The survey partly blamed the economic downturn for the rise in white-collar crime, with companies losing a total of $13 million ...

  7. Survey reports 98pc fraud rate on the mainland

    Posted Oct 19th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are more willing to admit they have faced fraud. Before, many did not want to face the problem,' she said. 'The human factor is the most important element in preventing fraud. Companies ... can they prevent fraud.' Edward Chow Kwong-fai, the chairman of CIG Yangtze Ports, a Hong Kong-listed company with port operations on the mainland, said fraud was a major concern when ...

  8. Crime doesn't pay

    Posted Nov 07th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen If someone does something against the law, they commit an offence. Crimes are serious offences. When anyone commits a crime, they get into trouble with the police. Remember, crime never pays! Crimes Match up the crime with its description 1. assault 2. mugging 3. arson 4. blackmail 5. burglary 6. fraud 7. murder 8. kidnapping 9. hijacking 10. shoplifting a) ...

  9. Officers get guide on animal abuse cases

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Mr Tang said the working group was set up to review police investigation at the scene of animal abuse cases as well as to identify clearly the responsibilities ... to deal with evidence at the crime scene and in what situations they should refer the case to a crime investigation team. 'We have noticed the criticism suggesting our officers ...

  10. News - World

    Job killings becoming rarer, despite latest events

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 11:12am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... Johnson's line of women's T-shirts. Friday's events have placed a spotlight on homicides in the workplace. Yet government data show such crimes are down dramatically. From 2004 to 2008, ... that the trend follows the overall decrease in violent crime nationwide. Though workplace homicides are down, financial stress could still lead to other acts of violence, acts that often go unreported, ...




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