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Research Report and Summary Evaluation of an Innovative

Now available on Public Safety Canada’s website

(voir ci-bas pour la version française)

 

Report - Evaluation of an Innovative Cyberbullying Intervention: STOPit

This evaluation aimed to assess the potential relevance and performance of one innovative cyberbullying platform called STOPit.

 

Summary - Evaluation of an Innovative Cyberbullying Intervention: STOPit

This evaluation aimed to assess the potential relevance and performance of one innovative cyberbullying platform called STOPit.

Register for Webinar: Best and Promising Practices in Integrating Reentry and Employment Interventions

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance

 

Date: Tuesday, July 17
Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET

 

This webinar is based on lessons learned from integrating reentry and employment interventions to help people returning home after incarceration find and keep employment. The presentation will be especially useful for corrections, reentry, and workforce development administrators and practitioners that are interested in maximizing scarce resources and improving recidivism and employment outcomes.

Presenters will:

  • Discuss promising practices for connecting people to appropriate services based on their specific risk of reoffending and the associated needs;
  • Highlight examples of integrating evidence-based and promising practices from the corrections and workforce development fields to improve outcomes for people in the criminal justice system;
  • Demonstrate the importance of engaging leadership and direct service staff in planning a systems-wide coordinated process; and, 
  • Discuss strategies for realigning resources to improve reentry and employment outcomes.

Strengthened EU rules to prevent money laundering and fight terrorism financing enter into force today

European Commission - Daily News

Daily News 09 / 07 / 2018

Brussels, 9 July 2018

 

Today, the 5th Anti-Money laundering Directive has entered into force following its publication in the EU's Official Journal. Proposed by the Commission in July 2016, the new rules bring more transparency on the real owners of companies and tackle risks of terrorist financing. Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality said: "This is another important step to strengthen the EU framework to combat financial crime and terrorist financing. The 5th Anti-Money laundering directive will make the fight against money laundering more efficient. We must close all loopholes: gaps in one Member State will have an impact on all others. I urge Member States to stay true to their commitment and update their national rules as soon as possible." The new rules introduce stricter transparency requirements, including full public access to the beneficial ownership registers for companies, greater transparency in the registries of beneficial ownership of trusts, and interconnection of these registers. The key improvements also include: limiting the use of anonymous payments through pre-paid cards, including virtual currency exchange platforms under the scope of the anti-money laundering rules; widening customer verification requirements; requiring stronger checks on high-risk third countries as well as more powers for and closer cooperation between national Financial Intelligence Units. The 5th Anti-Money laundering directive also increases the cooperation and exchange of information between anti-money laundering and prudential supervisors, including with the European Central Bank. The Juncker Commission has made the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing one of its priorities.This proposal was the first initiative of the Action Plan to step up the fight against terrorist financing following the terror attacks and part of a broader drive to boost tax transparency and tackle tax abuse in the aftermath of the Panama Papers revelations. Member States will have to implement these new rules into their national legislation before 10 January 2020. In addition, in May 2018 the Commission invited the European Supervisory Authorities (European Central Bank, European Banking Authority, European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, European Securities and Markets Authority) to a joint working group to improve the practical coordination of anti-money laundering supervision of financial institutions. Work in this group is now ongoing and a first exchange with Member States is planned in September. For more information see a factsheet on the main changes brought by the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive.

 

Professional Master in Governance and Human Rights

The Masters Programme in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights.

 

Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Credit Points: 90 
Lenght of Study: 4 terms extra-occupational
Language: English
Study Places: 25
Start Date: in October
Application Deadline: July 1st; it is possible to apply later and be admitted until September 30th
Costs: 9.500 Euro (total tuition cost), plus the current term contribution of 200 Euro per term
Programme Director: Prof. Dr. Alessandra Asteriti (http://www.leuphana.de/universitaet/personen/alessandra-asteriti.html)

Police techniques for investigating serious violent crime: A systematic review

Angela Higginson, Elizabeth Eggins & Lorraine Mazerolle

ISSN: 

0817-8542

Australian Institute of Criminology

Abstract: 

Police use a variety of techniques in their investigation of serious violent crimes, such as homicide, robbery, assault and sexual assault. This paper systematically reviews experimental and quasiexperimental research on the effectiveness of these investigative techniques. Meta-analysis was used to combine effect sizes across multiple studies examining the same technique, crime and outcome.

Eighteen studies on 10 broad categories of investigative techniques were identified, with the largest number of studies examining specialised investigative techniques for sexual assault and the collection or testing of DNA and other physical evidence. While there were some promising findings, findings were mixed and, in some areas, there is limited evidence on which to draw strong conclusions. Given the significant investment of police resources in the investigation of serious violent crime, the results highlight the need for more methodologically rigorous empirical research on both new and established investigative techniques available to law enforcement.