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WHY ARE PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS OF CRIME SO AT ODDS WITH OFFICIAL STATISTICS?

There are two obvious answers: The media keeps trying to panic the public, as with swine flu…or the government/police are falsifying the statistics in some way. but this is the British Crime Survey, which is not under the control of either! the article is not of first year essay standard, which is a bit disappointing, since the independent is supposed to be for reasonably well educated people….Ah me!

BRUSSELS OUTLINES JUSTICE PRIORITIES FOR NEXT 5 YEARS

Mostly calls for closer cooperation, but is aware of Member States reluctance to pass any power in this area to the Commission. This document is the Commissions contribution to the Stockholm programme….to which we had better find a link!

DOLLAR COMPARED TO SEAN MCGOWAN

The article starts with a story about which I would like to know more. two Japanese arrested on the Italian-Swiss border with $134 billion in US Government bonds. the bonds were forgeries, and the article rambles off into another strange discussion as to whether the dollar is doomed.
But I want to know more about these guys and who they were trying to scam!!!!

13 ALLEGED MAFIA MEMBERS ARRESTED IN TRAPINI

From la Reppublica. names, ages, indictments. Allegedly those arrested include the Mafia boss of Trapini, Matteo Messina Denaro. Quite a lot of information, including stuff on the olive oil racket.

There’s so little in the British press about organised crime that I’m back to other sources, I’m afraid. anyway, its good for your foreign language skills!

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