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  • Constrained agency and crime

    Constrained agency and crime

    The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) argues that the government should give more consideration to the impact of life events on life skills. This is also crucial for supporting people to exit a life of crime.
  • Crime and (lack of) empathy in a changing world

    Crime and (lack of) empathy in a changing world

    Research has established a link between lack of empathy and crime. It is interesting and illuminating to look at both phenomena from the context of the historical development of human consciousness in the Western world.
  • Policing a digital world

    Policing a digital world

    Computers have been around for decades and since the 1970s so has digital crime. What began as tinkering and searching for vulnerabilities, evolved into organised crime and serious threats to our interconnected world: law enforcement was forced to change.
  • Every crime tells a story

    Every crime tells a story

    Although we rationally try to fight crime, we are fascinated by crime stories at the same time. They reach back to the mythical battles between the forces of good and evil. Yet do these stories also help to reduce crime?
  • Finding the theory behind a practical science

    Finding the theory behind a practical science

    Digital forensics has become a practical skill used by Law Enforcement Officers and IT professionals. It has evolved into a science involving experts and education at many levels. What is the theory behind this practical science and does it exist already?
  • Homeless Tales from the Tenderloin

    Homeless Tales from the Tenderloin

    San Francisco is suing the state of Nevada for dumping its homeless mentally ill. While lawyers are battling, the mentally-ill homeless population is growing and shelters and outreach programmes are lacking. But there might be a better future ahead.
  • Ordinary crime? Digital investigation!

    Ordinary crime? Digital investigation!

    Digital forensic investigation is currently mostly used for online and computer crime, but experts agree it can be of great use for everyday, ordinary, real world crime. Especially with new digital forensic tools developed for detectives.
  • Crime as a short-cut to get what you want

    Crime as a short-cut to get what you want

    It has been suggested by Colin Wilson that criminal behaviour is driven by the urge to take short-cuts. This is an interesting way to look at crime, which questions the widespread belief that the short road is also the best road.
  • Match-fixing: a multi-level problem

    Match-fixing: a multi-level problem

    Rosmarijn van Kleef | | 0
    Match-fixing has been high up the agendas of sports and betting organisations for years. Now, the issue has finally caught the attention of the Dutch government. But what is even the scope of this problem?