Organized policing is a 19th century phenomenon. Of course, cities, towns and villages were policed for decades prior, but it was not until the early 1800’s that the police, as we know them today, first appeared. In fact, while colloquially we use the term 'police' to describe a vast array of different types of public policing organizations (at least in the English language), there are some noteworthy differences worth highlighting, both within and across countries.
Young women who travel to Syria to join IS are not only brainwashed victims, argues Leiden University/CTC researcher Seran de Leede in daily newspaper Trouw.
CTC researcher Daan Weggemans gave to program MO actueel an interview (in Dutch) about the impact of the first trials against alleged Dutch fighters in Syria. There are currently at least thirty ongoing investigations into sixty Dutch defendants, which brings the Dutch approach against jihad fighters into a new phase.