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Watching the detectives — 3 Comments

  1. To save money and promote a ‘crime as opportunity’ paradigm changing agenda, 27 years ago the British Home Office deliberately cooked up a junk science myth to facilitate arguments against calls for more police officers. This led to the gradual withdrawal of officers from our streets. The myth is still being used today. I attach a link to a British Government e-petition that contains a link to the myth busting article by Dr Mike Sutton and calls for a funded evaluation of traditional random assignment, non-directed foot patrol: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/11736

  2. Champions of crime fiction claim that crime/detective novels are in the vanguard of examining how we live and what lies beneath the veneer of society – and in many cases, I think they’re right.
    (I’m also keen on the food eaten by Italian detectives – especially in Sicily.)

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