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The IOCCO Affair
Kenny MacAskill says the bigger picture has been lost in the long running saga over interception of journalists' sources.
Expanding evidence-based practice
Police Professional attends this year's Society of Evidence Based Policing conference to learn how work is being done to build bridges, help the vulnerable and expand the police knowledge base.
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This week has been another busy one for everyone concerned with policing: there has been a dramatic increase in the number of ‘prominent’ figures being investigated for historical child sex offences under Operation Hydrant, a leaked Independent Police Complaints Commission report has criticised Cumbria Constabulary’s response to the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington and former Surrey chief constable Lynne Owens, was at the centre of events after the police and crime commissioner claimed he was considering dismissing her over “significant concerns” about the force’s public protection arrangements.
We feature the proposals for accrediting serving officers’ skills and the requirement for new officers to have a degree or join as an apprentice constable, an interview with College of Policing chief executive Alex Marshall on their implications and former Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill gives a counter-argument.
Levels of recognition
The future of recruitment and promotion looks very different after the College of Policing announced proposals to accredit the ability of officers to deal with an increasingly complex world, requiring new appointees to be graduates and senior officers to hold even higher-level qualifications.
Dr Emily Gray and Daniel Burn explain the development of good practice in restorative justice and new research to inform how best to ensure it is used in forces.