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  1. Rise in violent crime unlikely even in the face of ruin, says criminologist

    Posted Oct 19th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... to crime. If you are an ordinary Hong Kong person and you have financial problems, you still have a choice and you probably won't go out and rob a bank... at least in the short term. 'During the Sars outbreak and the financial crisis, the crime rate did not really jump,' Dr Chu said. 'If you're talking about minor fraud and benefit stealing, then you do see ...

  2. Alarms raised on crime against Chinese students

    Posted Aug 10th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Australian education representatives have sought to play down reports that Chinese students studying in Sydney are encountering high levels of crime. Yet China's consulate ... is at any more risk than another.' The university had lots of facilities to ensure the health and security of its students, including financial support and an international student assistance ...

  3. Jackie kicks up a fuss about fakes

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... safety may be at stake.' He called for tougher penalties for manufacturers of counterfeit goods, relating a story of how elders in a Somali village halted a crime wave by cutting ... the world.' He urged people to do all they could to discourage the trade in fake goods, saying they not only led to financial losses but directly threatened people's lives. The list of deadly ...

  4. Legal meddlers- or helpers?

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... In July, police arrested 21 people involved in offering recovery services. While 19 were released without charge, two were charged with multiple offences related to the ancient crimes of maintenance and champerty. Maintenance in its most general form is the practice of third parties supporting- either through financial or other means- litigation by others. Champerty occurs when ...

  5. Vigilant or vigilantes

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... was focused on the local temple. However, they began to assume a greater role during the upheavals that followed the Asian financial crisis and the departure of dictator Suharto. In a time when ... their respective villages and towns during the late 1990s. However, as their influence, geographic coverage and revenues from crime fighting grew, conflict between the island's militias ...



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