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IN-DIA-GNADOS AND CUTS PROTETS IN ROME

Because of budget cuts, after recent several protests by Law Enforcement officials also theAnti-Mafia Investigative Directorate (DIA) protested today in Rome.

CHEESES, OFTEN STOLEN, ARE ‘HIGH RISK’ ITEMS FOR SUPERMARKETS

The 2011 study traces retail theft in 43 countries across more than 250,000 stores and reports that retailers have absorbed millions of dollars of losses in food products. The profit loss is attributed mainly to theft by employees, organized crime rings and petty criminals.
“Organized crime rings target specialty items and products that are easy to sell in other venues,” said Farrokh Abadi, president of shrink management solutions at Checkpoint Systems Inc., a Philadelphia-based retail security firm that funded the study.

SOUTH KOREA: POLICE DECLARE WAR AGAINST GANGSTERS

Police launched an extensive crackdown on organized crime rings across the country Monday, which will continue through the end of December.

The National Police Agency (NPA) announced that it will set up special teams at 16 regional police agencies nationwide to arrest gangsters in a war against criminal gangs.

SPAIN AND CROATIA SIGN AGREEMENT TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION FROM BOTH COUNTRIES ON FIGHT AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME

The Minister for Home Affairs, Antonio Camacho, met in Madrid on Monday 24 October with his counterpart from the Republic of Croatia, Tomislav Karamarko. After the meeting, they signed an “Agreement between the Kingdom of Spain and the Republic of Croatia on combating crime and other matters of security”. At the meeting, the Croatian minister wished to congratulate the Government of Spain on the announcement regarding the definitive end of terrorist activity by ETA.

The Spanish and Croatian Home Affairs Ministers also expressed a willingness to strengthen police cooperation in the fight against organised crime and the serious offences that arise from this kind of activity, such as money laundering, people trafficking, sexual exploitation, drugs trafficking, terrorism, etc. Among other things, this cooperation will be strengthened through the exchange of information and material; technical and scientific assistance; the exchange of experiences and units specialising in the areas covered by this agreement; and cooperation in terms of professional training. They also agreed on an exchange of experts in the fight against illegal immigration.

HUMSEC JOURNAL – CALL FOR PAPERS

The HUMSEC Journal seeks to provide an active forum for exchanging ideas, sharing knowledge and information in the field of human security, terrorism and organised crime. Particular emphasis is given to the Western Balkan region.
The Editorial Board welcomes original scientific papers addressing the issues of human security, terrorism and organised crime. The main topic of the third edition of the HUMSEC Journal is:
The influence of transnational terrorist and criminal organizations on the peace-building process in the Western Balkans
 
If you wish to publish an article please contact us under the following email address: journal@humsec.eu before February 4th. Detailed background information on the submisson of papers and reviews can be found under Submission Guidelines.
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