The History of the American Police Officer

As this TIME article suggests, John F. Kennedy once claimed that the police had been protecting the United States of America since its birth. However, this is not entirely true, because, in the history of the United States, we can not really talk about a publicly funded, full-time and organized police until 1838. When this … Continue reading The History of the American Police Officer

Meet Lois Gibson: A Police Sketch Artist

In this short video, BBC presents a Guinness record holder, Lois Gibson, who has helped the police catch the most number of criminals: 1226. Facial composite has a not-so-long history, as History of Forensic Art reports: Well over a hundred years ago, law enforcement agencies began using composite drawings to aid in an investigation where … Continue reading Meet Lois Gibson: A Police Sketch Artist

WORKSHEET: ‘My Friend Dahmer Trailer’ – with KEY

This week’s newsletter – if you haven’t subscribed yet, don’t miss the chance – deals with THERE IS / THERE ARE grammar with the illustration of Jeffrey Dahmer’s infamous 213 apartment. How he ended up here is dramatized in My Friend Dahmer to which you can find  a worksheet with VOCABULARY and a READING exercise … Continue reading WORKSHEET: ‘My Friend Dahmer Trailer’ – with KEY

Newsletters Recap Issue 1-4

                  In 2016, we issued Law Enforcement English Newsletter to make (more) space for dealing with  Law Enforcement English. More than half a year later – I thought – it would be nice to see what we have dealt with so far, so I have decided to … Continue reading Newsletters Recap Issue 1-4

Bombing Alone: The Psychology of Lone Attackers

(Source:BBC) In a very recent news article, BBC reported on a lone attacker who opened gunfire on the guests of a casino complex in Manila. Such terror attacks as we saw this week in Manchester or in March in London, all have the lone attacker in common. But what are those psychological factors that lead up … Continue reading Bombing Alone: The Psychology of Lone Attackers

READING: The Mystery of the Isdal Woman

It seems that nowadays mysteries are being investigated – next week’s newsletter is going to be about the Somerton Man – if you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do it here – and now BBC has an in-depth article on another mystery: the mystery of the Isdal woman. The Norwegian woman’s body was found in Norway, in … Continue reading READING: The Mystery of the Isdal Woman