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507 May 26 2016
In this week’s edition we have all the latest news, including substantial reform of the prison system outlined in the Queen’s Speech and West Midlands Police’s denial that any fresh evidence points to a heightened belief police or security services had prior warnings of the Birmingham pub bombings.
Also this week, a new report calls for cross-governmental leadership to prevent the criminalisation of children in the care system and the Home Affairs Select Committee has claimed police forces urgently need to address the “unacceptable” underrepresentation of black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in their ranks.
Features include, an analysis of the impact of the New Pyschoactive Substances Bill, we also examine the latest trends, threats and developments in ATM malware fraud, take a look at ways in which technology can be used to combat crime outside of urban environments and report on the increasing concern over mobile phone availability in prisons and how it is being addressed.
Telling a fortune
Police Professional examines the latest trends, threats and developments as organised crime groups make millions from insecurity in ATM technology.
The 5th National Rural Crime Seminar took place in Kettering earlier this month with a strong focus on the many ways in which technology can be used to combat crime outside of urban environments.
Police Professional reports on the increasing concern over mobile phone availability in prisons and how it is being addressed.
Act of substance?
Legislation effective on May 26 will issue a blanket ban on psychoactive substances. However, based on past experience, it is being suggested the Act might do more harm than good.