Youth fund doubled to £22m to aid violent crime prevention – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2018 in budgets, crime prevention, news, offensive weapons, violence, young persons by sally

‘The government is to double the funding for an early intervention scheme tackling violence among young people, as part of a “public health” approach to combatting knife crime and other offences.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2018

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Sajid Javid’s plan for MI5 to share information on 20,000 individuals raises concerns with campaigners – The Independent

‘Security bosses will hand out information on people suspected of having extremist sympathies to councils, government officials and the police under the government’s new counter-terror plans.’

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The Independent, 4th June 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Securing the future: counter-terrorism strategy published – Home Office

Posted June 5th, 2018 in crime prevention, press releases, terrorism by tracey

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid sets out the UK’s response to evolving threat of terrorism.’

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Home Office, 4th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

New taskforce to take action against violent crime – Home Office

Posted April 27th, 2018 in crime prevention, drug trafficking, press releases, violence by tracey

‘Home Secretary announces membership of new cross-party taskforce to take action against violent crime.’

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Home Office, 25th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Sadiq Khan to ‘significantly increase’ stop and search in London – The Independent

Posted January 11th, 2018 in crime prevention, investigatory powers, London, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘There will be a “significant increase” in targeted stop and searches by police in London as part of efforts to combat rising violent crime, Sadiq Khan has said.’

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The Independent, 10th January 2018

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Acid attacks: Major UK retailers ban acid sales to under-18s – Daily Telegraph

‘Under-18s will not be able to buy products containing harmful levels of acid or corrosive substances at a number of retailers, following the launch of a voluntary Government plan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2018

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Young offenders ‘should have social media monitored’ – BBC News

Posted October 26th, 2017 in crime prevention, internet, news, probation, young persons by sally

‘Young people at risk of being involved in crime should have their social media profiles monitored by youth workers, a probation watchdog report has said.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Tax evasion facilitation prevention – The Future of Law

Posted September 18th, 2017 in crime prevention, HM Revenue & Customs, law firms, legislation, news, tax evasion by tracey

‘From 30 September 2017, if someone in your firm facilitates tax evasion and you don’t have reasonable prevention procedures, you could be faced with unlimited fines, not to mention reputational damage.’

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The Future of Law, 15th September 2017

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Solicitor General’s speech at Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Attorney General’s Office

‘The Solicitor General discusses preventing and controlling economic crime in the modern world.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th September 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/ago

‘Failure to prevent’ offences on course for September as legislation clears parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in company law, crime prevention, legislation, news, tax evasion by sally

‘New corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion are on course to be introduced in September as planned following the passage of the underlying legislation through parliament.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th April 2017

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The new domestic violence bill has finally been passed – but there’s a disappointing reason it took so long – The Independent

Posted December 19th, 2016 in bills, crime prevention, domestic violence, news, social services, treaties, victims by sally

‘The current attitude towards victim support reveals much about societal attitudes towards domestic abuse, which does not see dignity as something abuse survivors are entitled to as a fundamental and inalienable human right, but rather as an additional extra for which they must work, opt in to, convince society that they have earned.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2016

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Burglaries where window left open should not be investigated, police chief suggests – The Guardian

Posted October 17th, 2016 in burglary, crime prevention, news, police by tracey

‘A senior police officer has been criticised for suggesting some burglaries should not be investigated if doors and windows have been left open. Phil Kay, assistant chief constable of Leicestershire police, said he would “far rather” officers focus on preventing crime and protecting the public than investigate break-ins where carelessness may have played a role.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Prevent Duty Part 3: British Values, Human Rights and handling “due regard” duty in practice – Cloisters

‘In this third article Declan O’Dempsey looks at the concept of “British Values” in the context of the Prevent Duty. It appears in the definition of “extremism” in the Guidance. British values are mentioned in the Guidance. However only examples are given of what constitute British values. In a post Brexit discussion these values have taken on a more important aspect. To what extent is tolerance a British Value?’

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Cloisters, 16th August 2016

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Prevent Duty Part 4: Practical operation of a “due regard” duty: lessons from the Equality Act 2010 for the application of the Prevent Duty by universities – Cloisters

‘In his fourth article on Prevent Duty Declan O’Dempsey looks at the similarities between the Prevent Duty to have due regard and consider what the practical application of that duty to have due regard will look like in the light of the existing body of case law on the analogous s 149 of the Equality Act 2010.’

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Cloisters, 22nd August 2016

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The Prevent Duty Part 2: Government Guidance and Practical Guidance – Cloisters

Posted August 25th, 2016 in crime prevention, equality, freedom of expression, news, terrorism, universities by sally

‘In this article I deal with the government issued guidance on the Prevent Duty under section 21 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 as it applies to universities.’

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Cloisters, 2nd August 2016

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Troubled Families report ‘suppressed’ – BBC News

‘An unfavourable evaluation of the government’s flagship policy response to the 2011 riots has been suppressed, BBC Newsnight has learned.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2016

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Part 1: the Prevent Duty for Universities – Cloisters

‘In this article I deal with the basics of the legal framework for the Prevent Duty. The simplest way of thinking about the Prevent Duty is visualisation. Imagining that you are the character at which Dirty Harry is pointing his gun in that film while uttering the words: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: “do I feel lucky?”… Well do you punk?” The government has attempted to shift the publicity and legal risks from itself to the universities by use of the Prevent Duty. On the face of it universities have a dilemma: how to have due regard to the need to prevent people being drawn into terrorism, whilst taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure free speech and academic freedom.’

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Cloisters, 26th July 2016

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Human rights group condemns Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy – The Guardian

‘The government’s Prevent strategy aimed at combating homegrown terrorism is stifling freedom of expression within the classroom and risks being counterproductive, a human rights report warns.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Action on alcohol to form part of UK’s ‘modern crime prevention strategy’ – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 30th, 2016 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, local government, news, police by sally

‘Better partnerships and more effective information-sharing at the local level will be needed to reduce alcohol-related crime and disorder, the government has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 29th March 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Government and major retailers unite to tackle knife crime – Home Office

Posted March 24th, 2016 in crime, crime prevention, news, offensive weapons by tracey

‘Home Secretary Theresa May announces agreement of principles between major retailers and the government to tackle knife crime.’

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Home Office, 23rd March 2016

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office