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Crime

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  • Company fined “every penny it has” for corporate manslaughter Princes Sporting Club Limited became the fifth UK company to be successfully prosecuted for Corporate Manslaughter. Following a guilty plea, a fine equal to the entire assets of the company was imposed at Southwark Crown Court. In the first ever use of such powers, a publicity order was also imposed requiring the company to publicise details ...
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  • Violent crime heading for record rise A recent report in the Telegraph suggests that “after years of ‘fiddled’ crime figures, new data shows violent crime increased last year and could be set for a huge surge”. They go on to say: Violent crime could be on the brink of a record rise in England and Wales after two police forces which adopted ...
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  • First man sent to prison using face recognition technology All of that hand-wringing about living in a Minority Report-esque state turns out to be well-founded. This week, a criminal was convicted using face recognition technology for the first time in Chicago. The 35-year-old man was arrested for robbing two men at gunpoint last year. His image on the surveillance camera was matched against mugshots ...

Innovation

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  • Stop this happening to you by applying this simple legal test Corporate manslaughter is a crime that can be committed by a company in relation to a work-related death. Every offence has a legal test. The prosecution will have to fulfil this test to prove that a company is liable for corporate manslaughter. Simply put, the legal test for corporate manslaughter is: The accused is a ‘controlling ...
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  • Researchers use Twitter to predict future crimes Hidden in the ‘Twittersphere’ are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters — even before a crime has been committed. Researchers at the University of Virginia demonstrated tweets could predict certain kinds of crimes if the correct analysis is applied. A research paper published in the scientific journal Decision Support Systems in spring ...
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  • Google Glass app can ID people using facial recognition It’s been said many times and it will be said again: Google Glass is both wonderfully great and terrifying at the same time. When used for good, Glass has the potential to provide all kinds of solutions with innovative features that take advantage of its technology. But at the same time, someone could use Google ...