Prison Break 2

The first time (Joaquín Guzmán Loera) a.k.a. El Chapo escaped from a maximum security prison, he did so by bribing literally the entire prison workforce. There are competing stories as to how exactly the escape unfolded: he was secreted out in a laundry basket or,...

Community Policing

Community policing is essentially about developing positive relationships and trust with the community law enforcement is tasked to protect. It is built on having an intimate knowledge of the environment – a given community’s culture and politics, typical behaviors,...

Is Broken Window Theory, Broken?

The “Broken Window Theory” is a criminological theory developed and introduced by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling in 1982. It states that environmental conditions influence the behaviors of criminals to perpetrate or refrain from criminal...

Identity Crisis in the West

Many immigrant communities in the West are clearly going through an identity crisis. Recent terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by immigrants (or 2nd generation immigrants) who clearly did not see themselves as American, French, British, Australian or Canadian....

The Israeli Security Model

Most security professionals agree that Israeli security methods rank highest in the world. Israel’s reputation is not unfounded. But some critics have claimed that what works in Israel won’t work anywhere else. I disagree.   The precepts on which the Israeli...