Foreign criminals’ data taken off police records – The Guardian

‘Biometrics commissioner warns privacy laws meant to protect innocent could also guard those committing offences abroad.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Criminals breaching community orders ‘should be jailed for a week’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 8th, 2014 in crime, crime prevention, news, probation, sentencing by sally

‘Major new report calls for new ‘short, sharp shock’ for prolific offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2014

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Investing in crime fighting technology: accountability versus privacy rights – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The London Met has recently indicated that officers will be fitted with body cameras. Other wearable technology such as wi-fi enabled clothing that allows real-time tracking, vital sign monitoring and constant communications is being trialled in the US.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 21st November 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Domestic Violence Prevention and Punishment – A Multi-faceted Approach – Family Law Week

Posted November 11th, 2014 in crime prevention, criminal justice, domestic violence, news by tracey

‘Syvil Lloyd Morris, Director of Famil Law at Bastian Lloyd Morris Solicitor Advocates, considers the developing interrelationship between the criminal and family jurisdictions in relation to cases of domestic violence.’

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Family Law Week, 6th November 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Criminals could appeal after Home Office admits potentially misleading DNA evidence presented to juries – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2014 in appeals, crime, crime prevention, DNA, juries, news by sally

‘Forensic expert Peter Gill, who raised the issue with the Home Office in April said the recognition that subjective interpretations of DNA evidence were potentially biased and unscientific and could lead to a number of appeals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd September 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part II – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 27th August 2014

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Juvenile Offenders: A Different Approach Needed? – Part I – No. 5 Chambers

‘In this series written for Criminal Law & Justice Weekly, Navpreet Virk and No5 member Richard Gibbs present the opposing arguments surrounding the manner in which the youth courts treat juveniles convicted of criminal offences and examine the countervailing arguments and policies. In the first of this four part series, Nav Virk sets out the general philosophical underpinnings of the current policy approach.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 21st August 2014

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‘Hardcore’ criminals with 100 convictions avoid prison – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 7th, 2014 in assault, crime, crime prevention, criminal damage, news, prisons, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A “hardcore” of repeat offenders, some with more than 100 convictions, are avoiding prison in record numbers, ministers have admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2014

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Serious Crime Bill: “Cinderella clause” and “Paedophile Manual” – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted July 3rd, 2014 in bills, child cruelty, crime, crime prevention, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Here is a summary of the various minor provisions of the Serious Crime Bill. This is partly a tinkering exercise, but creates two new offences that are far from uncontroversial.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 2nd July 2014

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UK religious leaders unite against FGM – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2014 in crime prevention, female genital mutilation, news by tracey

‘Religious and community leaders have signed a historic declaration condemning female genital mutilation, but said there are still barriers to ending the practice in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2014

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Hate crime: Report finds significant progress in reducing hate crime – Home Office

‘The Hate Crime Action Plan documents the government’s work to tackle hate crime.
A report on the progress made in the past 2 years has been published. Achievements include: better education of secondary school pupils, improved recording by police and work with major internet service providers in the UK and USA to reduce the harm caused by hate material on the internet. The report also discusses the spike in anti-Muslim sentiment following the murder of Lee Rigby.’

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Home Office, 7th May 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Sale of ultra-cheap alcohol to be banned in England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, licensing, news by sally

‘The government is to ban the sale of alcohol at very cheap prices in England and Wales, the Home Office has announced.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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Regina v J and others – WLR Daily

Regina v J and others [2013] EWCA Crim 2287; [2013] WLR (D) 472

‘Where an offence under section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906 was alleged it was not necessary for the prosecution to prove, as an ingredient of the offences under that section, that the principal did not know of the payment and did not give his informed consent. It was only necessary to prove that the payment made for the prohibited purpose was made corruptly.’

WLR Daily, 5th December 2013

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Rape prevention work needed, says senior police officer – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in crime prevention, news, police, rape by sally

‘Police in England and Wales are being urged to be more proactive in their efforts to prevent rapes.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2013

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Former Met police chief calls for more local ‘bobbies on the beat’ – The Guardian

Posted November 25th, 2013 in crime prevention, news, police by tracey

‘Lord Stevens says frontline officers should do more than just react to criminality and must be more visible and proactive in communities.’

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The Guardian, 24th November 2013

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Damian Green’s digital pathfinders – speech by Damian Green

Posted November 12th, 2013 in crime prevention, internet, police, speeches, telecommunications by tracey

“Speech given by Policing Minister Damian Green on Monday 11 November 2013 to the College of Policing’s digital pathfinders conference.”

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Ministry of Justice, 11th November 2013

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Could new guidelines have stopped Savile? – BBC News

Posted October 17th, 2013 in crime prevention, Crown Prosecution Service, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has published detailed guidance on how to handle sex abuse allegations. It comes down to is a simple shift in thinking that can make a profound difference: Trust, rather than doubt, what the victim is saying.”

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BBC News, 17th October 2013

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Damian Green Speech to the annual Superintendents’ Conference – Home Office

Posted September 12th, 2013 in crime prevention, diversity, equality, police, speeches by tracey

“Damian Green Speech to the annual Superintendents’ Conference on Wednesday (11 September).”

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Home Office, 11th September 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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FGM – Let’s Talk About Vaginas – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

“Talking about female genital mutilation is the first step to tackling it, writes Felicity Gerry.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 11th July 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Offender mentor hub launched – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 13th, 2013 in crime prevention, news, rehabilitation by sally

“A dedicated mentoring website linking offenders to high-quality support to get their lives back on track is being launched today.”

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Ministry of Justice, 12th June 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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