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.”

Full speech

Home Office, 14th March 2013


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


Fewer than a quarter of infringers would be put off by internet access suspension threat, Ofcom report says –

Posted November 21st, 2012 in copyright, crime prevention, internet, news, penalties, statistics by sally

“Fewer than one in four UK internet users that engaged in copyright infringing activity during a three month period earlier this year said they would be put off from repeating the offence if they knew they would receive a letter to tell them that their internet access was to be suspended as a result of the behaviour, according to a new study commissioned by Ofcom.”

Full story, 20th November 2012


New powers to spread the cost of drink fuelled crime – Home Office

Posted October 26th, 2012 in alcohol abuse, crime prevention, local government, press releases by tracey

“New powers to help pay the nation’s £11bn a year bill for alcohol-related crime and disorder come into effect next week. The measures will give local authorities the opportunity to ensure those selling alcohol help pay towards the costs of cleaning up and policing the effects of excessive drinking in towns and cities across the country, as well as restrict the sale of alcohol in the early hours.”

Full press release

Home Office, 24th October 2012


Justice secretary defends probation service outsourcing – The Guardian

Posted October 22nd, 2012 in contracting out, crime prevention, news, police, probation, recidivists, sentencing by sally

“The justice secretary has defended David Cameron’s plan to outsource large swaths of the probation service to private companies, such as G4S and A4e, along with charities and voluntary groups.”

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2012


Longer prison terms really do cut crime, study shows – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2012 in budgets, burglary, crime prevention, fraud, news, police, sentencing by sally

“Tougher prison sentences reduce crime, particularly burglary, according to ground-breaking research.”

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The Guardian, 7th July 2012


The 16-year-olds who have committed 86 crimes each – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2012 in crime prevention, news, police, recidivists, young offenders by sally

“A ground-breaking British study finds that 4 per cent are responsible for nearly half of youth crime. The research could have profound implications for police and policy-makers.”

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The Independent, 24th June 2012


Charity calls for reform of the law on child neglect – BBC News

“A children’s charity has called for the law on child neglect to be overhauled.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2012


UK Border Agency removes gang members – Home Office

Posted February 10th, 2012 in crime prevention, deportation, gangs, press releases by tracey

“A joint operation between the UK Border Agency and Metropolitan Police and has led to eight major gang members being deported back to their home countries.”

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Home Office, 9th February 2012


Criminals could be made to wear ‘sobriety tags’ – The Independent

“It is the latest accessory modelled by actress Lindsay Lohan and soon the ‘sobriety bracelet’ could adorn the ankles of British criminals too, under proposals being considered by Scotland Yard’s Commissioner.”

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The Independent, 14th December 2011


Killings by mental health patients in Swindon were preventable, say reports – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2011 in crime prevention, homicide, mental health, news by sally

“A raft of failings by mental health teams and managers contributed to three shocking killings in the same town in the space of four months, investigators have concluded.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011


UK police may be given domain name-suspension powers –

Posted September 5th, 2011 in computer crime, crime prevention, domain names, news, police by sally

“UK police could be able to order the suspension of website domain names without first having to obtain a court order under new plans being considered by a domain name registry.”

Full story, 5th September 2011


Exile plan for terror suspects is a bungled measure, say civil liberties groups – The Guardian

Posted September 2nd, 2011 in control orders, crime prevention, news, terrorism by tracey

“The government has been accused of bungling national security policy after announcing plans for the ‘internal exile’ of terrorism suspects in the event of an emergency. Civil liberties groups said the new powers were restrictions that ministers had said they would scrap for breaching human rights. Labour claimed the policy was now a mess and that ministers were ‘putting political deals and fudges ahead of national security.’ ”

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The Guardian, 1st September 2011


Rioters’ access to social media could be stopped, Government says –

Posted August 12th, 2011 in crime prevention, internet, news, telecommunications, violent disorder by sally

“The UK Government is investigating whether it can stop people communicating through social media if they are known to be planning riots, the Prime Minister has said.”

Full story, 12th August 2011

Defence of property: what is permissible? – Legal Week

Posted August 11th, 2011 in crime prevention, news, self-defence, violent disorder by sally

“Normally, in a democratic society, people rely on the police to be able to respond in a way which makes it unnecessary for the individual to have to act to defend his property. The responsibility for the maintenance of law and order rests primarily with the state authorities: principally, with the police.”

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Legal Week, 10th August 2011


Police forces come together to create new regional surveillance units – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2011 in crime prevention, investigatory powers, news, police by tracey

“Britain’s police forces are forming regional surveillance units with the power to carry out covert and intrusive investigations. Detectives believe the groups will make it easier for the authorities to bug computers, break into properties and interfere with wireless internet networks as part of countersurveillance operations, according to documents seen by the Guardian.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th July 2011


Human trafficking strategy published – Home Office

“Today’s strategy sets out a plan for supporting victims and better intelligence and enforcement in the UK and abroad, to prevent people being trafficked to the UK.”

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Home Office, 19th July 2011


Witness protection ‘at risk’ in reform – The Independent

Posted July 4th, 2011 in crime prevention, news, police by sally

“Many vital police services – from witness protection to fingerprint databasing – could collapse as a result a shake-up of crime-fighting, the president of the Association of Police Chief Officers (Acpo) will warn today.”

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The Independent, 4th July 2011


Jane Clough murder: Bail law read in Commons – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2011 in bail, bills, crime prevention, murder, news by sally

“A Lancashire MP has introduced a bill in Parliament which he claims could have prevented the murder of Blackpool nurse Jane Clough.”

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BBC News, 28th June 2011


Safeguards needed for random stop-and-search powers, committee says – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2011 in crime prevention, human rights, news, police, stop and search, terrorism by sally

“Peers and MPs have warned the home secretary, Theresa May, that extra safeguards for new random counter-terror stop-and-search powers are needed in order to prevent further human rights breaches.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011