Luke Pressley also talked about how he wanted ships to have "black boxes" that might record what happened. So if your ships box is recovered after some dick blew it up or maybe it recorded someone boarding and stealing your items, that could be turned in and give that player criminal charges where no one would have seen it. It is not a confirmed feature by any means but sounds like something he wants to push for.The other aspect I haven't seen mentioned here is the intent to push griefers and wannabe criminals into pockets of space where there is no law enforcement, so they can all hang out together and do criminal things to each other.
Obviously, if you are a criminal, would you try to do illegal stuff where the cops are, or where the cops aren't? Sure, every now and again groups of criminals will raid lawful space, but for the most part, having law enforcement strong in some areas will push the criminals to hang out in areas where the police (and UEE Navy) aren't.