crime Tag

Sophisticated and coordinated attacks can take down websites of some of the largest organisations in the world. From the infamous ‘Anonymous’ group to North Korea’s widely feared army of hackers, cyber warfare has become a recurring phenomenon. Such attacks don’t always target governments and organisations. In fact, in most cases, they are aimed at the average web surfer, people like you and me.   What started with...

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FBI

The September 11, 2001 attacks brought out an evident transformation in the working of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It is more intelligence driven and works heavily towards emphasising terror prevention and strategic thinking. Thomas Harrington, the FBI’s associate director told the Northeastern University members that this change hasn’t been easy but it was necessary to protect the nation from the threats of tomorrow.   Northeastern...

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does broken window theory accurately indicate the reason for crime rate in society

Researches are challenging the traditional broken window theory. It says that acts of public disorder such as graffiti, litter, and abandoned homes encourage future crime. Now research led by Northeastern University’s assistant professor, Daniel T. O’Brien has shed light on the factors that predict crime in an urban neighbourhood. One of the prominently found facts in the research is that private conflict may be a stronger...

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broken windows

The broken window theory was proposed by George Kelling and James Q. Wilson in 1982. They used broken windows as a metaphor for disorder in neighbourhoods. The theory states that there is a link between disorder in a community to occurrences of serious crime. The theory had a great impact on the police throughout the 1990s and the 21st century. The most notable application of...

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digital privacy

FaceApp, an application, shows you how you would look like in your golden years when you upload a headshot on it. It is no doubt fun and entertaining. Everyone uploads their aged look on their social media and everyone has fun. What we do not bother ourselves with while having fun, are the privacy issues. Do we actually think about our digital privacy? David Choffnes, an...

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organised crimes

Organised crimes are a group of illegal activities performed by criminals. The motive can be profit driven or political. The biggest and most common examples are terrorist groups which seek to gain power by destabilising regions and eventually take over nations. Other stronger nations also interfere in these unstable states so that they can gain influence in the region and have their way.   Venezuela happens to...

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Gang

‘Gangland Boston’, a book as a ”travel guide to the Geography of Boston’s underworld gang” is written by Emily Sweeney who graduated from the Northeastern University. She is an award winning Boston Globe Reporter. She naturally comes to the main subject where she talks about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger who reigned as the king of crime. The name is famous as after a 16-year manhunt, a...

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Human trafficking has taken a mammoth shape in the United States of America, but hardly resonates over the human trafficking records of the state and regional law enforcement. According to a professor of Northeastern University, Amy Farrell, the records do not reflect even 10% of the victims located in the area.   Farrell traced the root of the issue and concluded that most of the state and...

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