Category Archives: Other Unreported Crimes

Gangs of London

Although other global cities are now more commonly identified with organised crime Londom, the U.K’s capital city was almost certainly the first to establish itself as a global gang capital.  It says much about the effectiveness of the British police … Continue reading

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Camorra – Part Two

In Part One we concluded by describing the organisational structure of the Italian Camorra and followed their progress up to the middle of the 20th century. In the 1970s Raffaele Cutolo was the first senior Camorra figure to attempt to … Continue reading

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Camorra – Part One

Neapolitan Camorra Much of the international attention and appearances in popular culture of Italian mafia groups tends to focus on the Sicilian mafia.  Perhaps it’s because of the familial links to the United States that that’s the situation, but thee are other, … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Justice System – Part Three

Aside from the usual low-level corruption and patronage that invests this South East Asian country, there have been very little incidents which warrant writing an article, at least from the sunny island where I reside.  The last one was a … Continue reading

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Unreported Cases and the Media

It’s reported that in Asia, there is concern about the number of unreported cases of domestic violence or abuse against women. The Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports has stated that even though the numbers are slowly decreasing, they … Continue reading

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Why report a crime?

There are many reasons why the victim of a crime may not feel the need to report it to the police.  In developed nations we may take the view that, especially for a smaller offense, the bureaucracy involved and the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Thailand’s Justice System – Part Two

Continuing from Part One, the death of the person involved occurred when he was hit by a pick-up truck from one of the island’s companies.  The truck was overtaking on the wrong side of the road and on a bend … Continue reading

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A Tale of Thailand’s Justice System – Part One

A more prosaic and down to earth case is the subject of this article.  The actual incident happened in the middle of 2010 on the holiday island of Koh Samui on the East coast of this South-East Asian country. A … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Hmong – Part Two

The Hmong have been resident in South-East Asia for about two hundred years following a gradual migration South from Southern China. They co-existed relatively peacefully for most of that period until the Laotian Civil War which dragged on from 1953 … Continue reading

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The Plight of the Hmong – Part One

Occasionally as you travel, you hear stories that seem so problematic and intractable that you wonder if there’s any point in writing the facts down. What’s going to happen? Is anything you do going to have any impact on what … Continue reading

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