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

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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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

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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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

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Freed youth offenders to get year’s supervision – The Guardian

“More than 700 young offenders a year who turn 18 while detained in youth jails are to face a minimum 12-month compulsory supervision on release, the justice secretary, Chris Grayling, is to announce on Thursday.”

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The Guardian, 13th June 2013

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Action to tackle drug cutting agents – Home Office

Posted May 28th, 2013 in consultations, crime prevention, drug trafficking, enforcement, news by sally

A consultation was launched today on whether powers to seize substances used by criminals to mix with illegal drugs and maximise their profits should be strengthened.

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Home Office, 28th May 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Why is Crime Falling? – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted May 24th, 2013 in crime, crime prevention, news, statistics, theft, young offenders by tracey

“Vicki Helyar-Cardwell reports on a recent debate among criminal justice experts.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 18th May 2013

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Why We Need an Animal Abuser Registry – Criminal Law and Justice Weekly

Posted May 14th, 2013 in animal cruelty, child abuse, crime prevention, news, sexual offences by sally

“Criminals generally grow out of offending with the onset of a delayed maturity or when they become too old to accept the prospect of another spell in prison. However, one group of criminals are constant in their failure to change whatever their age: sex offenders. Although it is a cliché relied upon by defence counsel on behalf of every priest who molests a choirboy or teacher who robs a schoolgirl of her innocence that he acted “out of character”, each advocate is wrong. The reason is for pederasts and rapists and their ilk, their offences are not out of character, but part of their character.”

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Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 10th May 2013

Source: www.criminallawandjustice.co.uk

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Child sexual abuse orders failing to deliver, says Ceop – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2013 in children, crime prevention, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

“The system of civil court orders designed to prevent sexual abuse of children in Britain is ‘not fit for purpose’, according to a report obtained by the BBC.”

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BBC News, 14th May 2013

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Payment-by-results plan for offender supervision comes under fire – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2013 in crime prevention, news, probation, recidivists, rehabilitation by tracey

“Senior probation officers have attacked plans to offer private companies and
charities payment-by-results for supervising people released from jail.”

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BBC News, 9th May 2013

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Domestic Violence – Breaking the Cycle, Prevention and Supporting Victims – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 23rd, 2013 in crime prevention, domestic violence, news, speeches, victims by sally

“Speech by Helen Grant MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Originally given at Capita Conference, London. This is a transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered.”

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd April 2013

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Regina v Morris (Daryl) – WLR Daily

Posted April 19th, 2013 in appeals, crime, crime prevention, dangerous driving, defence, law reports by tracey

Regina v Morris (Daryl): [2013] WLR (D)  140

“Where a defendant raised the defence of using reasonable force in the prevention of crime, under section 3(1) of the Criminal Law Act 1967, it would be necessary for the jury to focus first on what the defendant honestly believed were the facts before using their conclusions as to that belief to go on to decide whether the defendant had reasonable grounds for suspecting an offence was being committed and whether the force he used to prevent that crime had been reasonable.”

WLR Daily, 16th April 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

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Cyber Crime – Speech by James Brokenshire

Posted March 15th, 2013 in computer crime, crime prevention, internet, speeches by tracey

“Speech by James Brokenshire on cyber crime on Thursday 14 March 2013.”

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Home Office, 14th March 2013

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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Alcohol consultation launched – Home Office

Posted November 30th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, press releases by tracey

“A clampdown on binge drinking and alcohol-fuelled antisocial behaviour moved a step closer today. As part of the wider reforms to tackle irresponsible drinking, the Home Office today announced a consultation on a range of measures to cut crime, save lives and reduce alcohol consumption.”

Press release

Home Office, 28th November 2012

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

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