Crime on campus revealed

There were 362 criminal incidents recorded on Oxford University owned-property in the last academic year, figures obtained by The Oxford Student reveal. The statistics, provided by the Thames Valley Police in response to a Freedom of Information request, detail the number, nature, and dates of all offences that took place on property owned by the […]

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The way society treats paedophilia is ugly

Britain is not short of written pieces about paedophilia. In the wake of endless celebrity scandal (1970s’ stars now appear more frequently in arrest warrants than New Year’s honours lists), we search voraciously for causes and reasons, speculate on the latest arrests and nod at ferocious, hate-filled diatribes. So it is with no little trepidation […]

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The Case for Crime Fiction

You are reading a detective story. You have spent hours following the plot of a murder case, carefully solving the hints and clues that will point towards the killer until, when you have finally endured enough investigation, the answer is revealed – it was Professor Plum with a lead pipe in the dining room. Of […]

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Snatches on the rise

Police are looking for witnesses after a string of snatch thefts occurred in and around Oxford’s city centre recently. A press release by the Thames Valley Police indicated that police were looking to “link a string of thefts” that occurred between Friday of 0th Week and Friday of 3rd Week, all after dark. Detective Superintendent […]

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