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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Cardboard cops useful but no substitute for real thing

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for crime prevention has become increasingly popular around the world. The Hong Kong police first adopted this strategy to deter shoplifting in the early 1990s. Initial reactions to the fake ... the effectiveness of using cut-out figures for crime prevention is also inconclusive. In Romania, for instance, cardboard traffic officers are such a success that the authorities have expanded it to include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1029700/cardboard-cops-useful-no-substitute-real-thing
  2. Poor job pickings after a lifetime of fighting crime

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Some retired police chiefs go on to highly lucrative jobs as security honchos with developers. Many of their underlings are not so lucky, judging by this internal recruitment advert for those planning to leave the force after a lifetime devoted to protecting the city from crime. Most, it seems, are jobs for drivers. Commercial drivers pay only about HK$9,500, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653334/poor-job-pickings-after-lifetime-fighting-crime
  3. Guangzhou's crime rate drops 10pc

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... to put the public at ease. Yang Jianguang, a law professor at Sun Yat-sen University, attributed the lower rate to hi-tech crime fighting. In the past two years, police have set up thousands of cameras in commercial districts, including shopping centres. Professor Yang said they were a deterrent to criminals. 'Criminals might fear to commit crimes when they know the cameras ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586106/guangzhous-crime-rate-drops-10pc
  4. More spy cameras on the way to curb crime

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The government is pressing ahead with installing cameras in parks to prevent crime, despite being forced to drop a similar plan in Lan Kwai Fong in 2002 after a public outcry. It has mounted cameras in 13 parks, including Victoria Park, and plans to install six more in coming months. Officials say the cameras have curbed crime, including gambling. The first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490654/more-spy-cameras-way-curb-crime
  5. All systems go at Wharf T&T

    Posted Aug 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Tthe financial crisis may have detrimentally affected Hong Kong's telecommunications industry as a whole, but talent is still in demand in information security and information technology (IT) services. The sector's job market has be ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690385/all-systems-go-wharf-tt
  6. Undercover officer worked for 3 months with underage prostitutes

    Posted Mar 07th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... guidelines in such operations for the protection of underage persons. 'It's the duty of an officer to stop crime, but in entrapment, you are encouraging, or at least allowing, a person to commit a crime. This is a very fine line.' Lawmaker and senior barrister Audrey Eu Yuet-mee said: 'Putting aside legal and moral issues, our first gut instinct is to protect children, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491626/undercover-officer-worked-3-months-underage-prostitutes
  7. Police chief regrets handling of protest

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said. 'Police are fully aware of their responsibility to intervene whenever a crime occurs.' He said officers were under orders to maintain public order and safety. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736877/police-chief-regrets-handling-protest
  8. Police arrest woman for assault after champagne celebration sprays liaison office guard

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A woman celebrating Liu Xiaobo's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize with 19 other activists outside the central government liaison office yesterday was arrested after spraying a security guard with champagne. Ip Ho-yee, 22, said: ' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727116/police-arrest-woman-assault-after-champagne-celebration-sprays-liaison-office-guard
  9. Education key to promotion

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Traditionally, the security industry in Hong Kong has promoted people based on their years of service. This is slowly changing. 'The shift has been towards academic background and training,' says Douglas Renwick, managing director of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722565/education-key-promotion
  10. Mainland turns to hi-tech snooping

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... no crime is likely to go unseen. Shenzhen is at the forefront of a security revolution on the mainland. Where once street committees and neighbourhood grannies did much of the state's snooping ... eyes in the sky. The aim is to curb crime and better manage the huge migrant population, but critics say the cameras are an invasion of privacy and have done little to prevent crime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697268/mainland-turns-hi-tech-snooping

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