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  1. Inspiration for tackling cross-border crime

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

    ... between borders, there is also an increasing risk of sophisticated schemes facilitating cross-border crimes. There is an increasing need to define certain acts which are considered unlawful by all ... crimes in a children's home in Guangxi province. It was the first conviction facilitated by a law which came into effect in 2003 giving extraterritorial effect to some of Hong Kong's ...

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

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

    ... Matthew Murchie, Ronald Ling Pak-ki Matthew Murchie, St Joseph's College Over the past few dozen millennia, society has used punishment to deter people from committing crimes ... 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 ...

  3. Crime victims' concerns to be taken into account by prosecutors

    Posted Sep 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Crime victims are to have a greater influence on prosecution decisions, and may be granted face-to-face meetings to ensure their concerns are taken into account ... practice,' Grenville Cross SC, director of public prosecutions, said. 'The statement recognises that if criminals are to be prosecuted and convicted, those who are victims of crime or witnesses ...

  4. 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) ...

  5. Petty crime

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A correspondent (July 21), citing the theft of a mobile phone during a short visit, warned that petty crime in Guangzhou is rising tremendously. This warning was based on hearsay. Yes, petty crime can be a problem in Guangzhou. Then again, being swindled out of thousands of dollars by a camera shop on Nathan Road is criminal and being 'chopped' by thugs in Kowloon ...

  6. DPP releases new statement to help protect victims and witnesses of crime

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... between prosecutors and those people who are the victims of crime and the witnesses to crime. We commend it to the community,'' Mr Cross added. The statement covers a number of areas. These include: improved guidance for witnesses in court; better arrangements for victims; greater support for civilian witnesses and better ways of compensating victims of crime. It also examines witness ...

  7. Brother, can you spare us the crime?

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Yesterday was the Buddha's birthday, and what better way to celebrate it than to remember our humanity and spirit of forgiveness? According to a Ming Pao report yesterday, a burglar or burglars broke into a Buddhist temple in Tsuen Wan and walked off with several donation boxes full of cash. Instead of reporting the crime, the monks wrote an open letter, ...

  8. Crime victims 'unaware of injury compensation fund'

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Victims of violent crime are largely unaware of the existence of a 32-year-old government fund to which they can apply for compensation for injuries, non-government workers have complained. The Criminal and Law Enforcement Injuries Compensation Scheme, which has been running since 1973, provides assistance to people hurt in violent crimes ...

  9. Shenzhen steps up crime fight

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng Shenzhen police are to set up a digital fingerprint database to log the activities of repeat offenders as part of intensified efforts to keep track of petty crime. Lowu Public ... the criminal activities of pickpockets and thieves. Suspects would face increased penalties if shown to be habitual thieves. 'Crimes of theft and robbery are rampant in Shenzhen, especially ...

  10. Persistent polluters must learn crime doesn't pay

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Whether it's the filth in our harbour, the choking fumes which cloud the air or the ear-splitting sound of jackhammers late at night, Hong Kong's environmental problems are difficult to avoid. But for the persistent polluters responsible, escapi ...




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