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  1. News - World

    Researchers use Twitter to predict certain crimes by reading geo-tags

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Data about locations and actions can point to greater likelihood of certain offences Researchers use Twitter to predict crime Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters- even before a crime has been committed. Researchers at the University of Virginia in the United States demonstrated tweets could ...

  2. News - World - CHILD ABUSE

    Extent of child-sex predator William Vahey’s crime may never be known

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 10:30pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Minneapolis, United States Lifelong child molester preyed on boys worldwide The FBI has asked for the public's help to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child molester who worked in schools around the world for ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    San Francisco Chinatown duo claim FBI entrapment in organised-crime case

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 12:27am by AP

    ... in a seven-year sting targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organised crime syndicate. The agents, posing as businessmen and a mafia figure, aggressively ... crime. Entrapment claims work in court only in "extreme cases of outrageous government conduct", said Notre Dame University law school professor Jimmy Gurule, a former federal ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    In new tack, Japanese police target teens selling sex, not their customers

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 11:47pm by Julian Ryall

    ... which warns them of the crimes they are committing and the potential dangers. After a dose of moral re-education, the girls are then taken home and their parents informed that they have been cautioned for sex-related crimes. The NPA instructed forces around the country to introduce cyber correctional guidance in October last year. The phenomenon of enjo kosai- which literally means ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US jury sentences cop killer to death in New York

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 01:56pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York A jury in New York on Wednesday sentenced Ronell Wilson to death for killing two undercover police officers in 2003, setting up what would be the first federal execution of a New York defendant in six decades. The jury’s verdict in US ...

  6. News - China Insider - GUN CONTROL

    'Americans love their guns': Chinese microbloggers mock US firearms culture

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 07:33am by Jeremy Blum

    ... Legal gun ownership may reduce crime rates, but mortality rates continue to escalate. Whether owning guns leads to a reduction in crime or an increase in massacres is a constant topic ...

  7. News - World - CRIME

    John Lennon's killer denied parole for the eighth time

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Prison authorities fear he will commit crimes again if he is released The man who shot dead Beatles star John Lennon was denied parole for an eighth time ... of society and would so deprecate the serious nature of the crime as to undermine respect for the law”, Chapman, 59, was interviewed via videoconference by the the parole board on Wednesday from ...

  8. News - World - COURTS

    Convicted crime boss James Bulger to pay for his life of crime

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston After 16 years on the run, and with 11 murders to his name, convicted Boston crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger will die behind bars Payment due for a life of crime James "Whitey" Bulger, a brutal gangster who ruled Boston's underworld in the 1970s and 1980s, evaded capture for 16 years and inspired Jack Nicholson's character ...

  9. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Whistle-blowing website WildLeaks targets 'protected elite' of poachers

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:13am by AFP

    ... to stem the killing. The founders of WildLeaks- a sort of WikiLeaks for the environment- say it is the first secure whistle-blowing platform dedicated to wildlife and forest crime. While wildlife ... a cautious welcome. "It does appear to be a new approach within the wildlife crime sector," said Richard Thomas from Traffic, the world's leading wildlife-trade monitoring network. ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe sends condolences for martyrs, including war criminals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 12:32pm by Reuters

    ... under the 1952 treaty that formally ended the war. "It is a fact that [the accused] were judged guilty of crimes against peace by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East," ... but ultra-conservatives reject them entirely as victors' justice. Abe was among those publicly critical of the war crimes tribunal before he took office for the first time in 2006. ...




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