Tougher checks for sex offenders – Home Office

Posted June 15th, 2011 in crime prevention, news, sexual offences by sally

“Proposals to introduce tougher checks on known sex offenders have been published today (14 June).”

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Home Office, 14th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Report raises concerns over shorter jail terms – The Independent

Posted June 10th, 2011 in community service, crime prevention, news, recidivists, reports, sentencing by michael

“The deterrent effect of short-term sentences is lost on criminals who are jailed time and time again, a report has found.”

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The Independent, 8th June 2011

Source:  www.independent.co.uk

New national crime agency launched – Home Office

Posted June 9th, 2011 in crime prevention, national crime agency, press releases by tracey

“A powerful new national crime agency will lead the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime, strengthen policing at the border and make sure local police are linked up to work nationally and overseas, the Home Secretary said today.”

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Home Office, 8th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

New Prevent strategy launched – Home Office

Posted June 8th, 2011 in crime prevention, press releases, terrorism by tracey

“A radically different strategy to prevent people being drawn into terrorism was unveiled today by the Home Secretary.”

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Home Office, 7th June 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Updated anti-extremism strategy published – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2011 in control orders, crime prevention, internet, Islam, news, terrorism by tracey

“Home Secretary Theresa May has launched the government’s updated strategy for tackling terrorism by saying there needs to be better focus on preventing extremism at community levels.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child protection takes lead role in national crime agency – Home Office

Posted May 10th, 2011 in child abuse, children, crime prevention, national crime agency, news by sally

“The UK’s ability to protect children from harm will be further strengthened when the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) becomes part of the National Crime Agency (NCA) the government announced today, emphasising its commitment to safeguarding children.”

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Home Office, 9th May 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

MPs in youth crime warning over funding cut plan – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2011 in crime prevention, news, young offenders, Youth Justice Board by sally

“Crime may rise if funding is cut for youth offending prevention projects in England and Wales, MPs have warned.”

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BBC News, 15th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government shelves domestic violence prevention scheme – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2010 in crime prevention, domestic violence, news by sally

“A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home has been shelved by the government, sparking fears that public protection is being put at risk by the coalition’s cuts programme.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Theresa May to scrap asbos – The Guardian

Posted July 29th, 2010 in ASBOs, crime prevention, news, young offenders by sally

“Senior Labour figures mounted a last-ditch defence of antisocial behaviour orders tonight after the home secretary, Theresa May, indicated she is to kill off Tony Blair’s flagship measure to deal with youth crime.”

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The Guardian, 28th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New code of practice to close multi-million pound stolen phones loop – Home Office

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in crime prevention, press releases, telecommunications by sally

“A new deal to stop an estimated 100,000 stolen mobile phones, worth around £4m, being sold to recycling companies was announced today by crime prevention minister James Brokenshire.”

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Home Office, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

£4m stolen mobile loophole closed – The Independent

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in crime prevention, news, telecommunications by sally

“Crime gangs rake in up to £4 million a year by flogging ‘recycled’ stolen mobile phones overseas.  Officials revealed crooks have been giving blocked mobile phones a second lease of life by exporting them. Police said the phones still work abroad and up to 100,000 handsets worth an average of £40 each are resold on the black market. The Government, police and mobile phone industry joined forces today to sign an agreement designed to close the loophole.”

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The Independent, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football and domestic violence – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 23rd, 2010 in crime prevention, domestic violence, podcasts, police, sport by sally

“At the half way stage of the World Cup, police forces across the UK are paying unsolicited visits to men with a record of domestic violence. It’s a strategy recommended by the Association of Chief Police Officers. According to ACPO, research shows that domestic violence peaks during big sporting events like the World Cup. Many police forces have therefore concluded that it makes sense to let potential perpetrators know they are being watched. As Joshua Rozenberg finds when he sees the policy in action in Nottinghamshire, police on the ground belive the policy is working. But a closer look at the evidence casts doubt on whether there really is such a link and traces the idea that there is back to an urban myth from the United States.”

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BBC Law in Action, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Hancox and another – WLR Daily

Posted February 11th, 2010 in appeals, crime prevention, law reports by sally

R v Hancox and another [2010] EWCA Crim 102; [2010] WLR (D) 30

“The interference that the imposition of a serious crime prevention order would make to a defendant’s freedom of action had to be justified by the public benefit in preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by the defendant in serious crime; it was not enough that the order might have some benefit.”

WLR Daily, 10th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Police stop and search ‘not cutting knife crime’, new figures suggest – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in crime prevention, news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search by sally

“There is little connection between the use of stop and search powers by the ­Metropolitan police and reductions in knife crime, according to new figures ­analysed by a leading criminologist.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘failing’ on causes of crime – BBC News

Posted May 11th, 2009 in crime prevention, criminal justice, news by sally

“The government has failed to carry out its election pledge to tackle the causes of crime, says a world expert on crime reduction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call for ban on anti-crime device – BBC News

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in children, crime prevention, news by sally

“The government is being urged to bring in rules banning a new anti-social behaviour device which emits a high-pitched noise.”

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BBC News, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police target youth criminal risk – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2008 in crime prevention, news, police, young offenders by sally

“Young people who are believed to be at risk of becoming offenders are to be targeted in a new police initiative.”

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BBC News, 24th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Serious Crime Act 2007

Posted November 6th, 2007 in crime prevention, legislation, proceeds of crime by sally

Serious Crime Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Home Office: Cost of fighting terrorism triples to £3.5bn by 2010 – The Independent

Posted October 10th, 2007 in crime prevention, news, terrorism by sally

“Fighting terrorism continues to be one of the fastest-growing items in the Government’s budget. By the end of this financial year, the whole cost of anti-terrorist initiatives, taking in everything from education programmes to undercover police work, will have risen to £2.5bn a year. By 2010-11, that figure will be up to £3.5bn – more than three times what it was at the start of the decade.”

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The Independent, 10th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2007 in crime prevention, identity fraud, news by sally

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk