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583 November 23 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of how 50 cases of drug-driving have been dropped after the manipulation of more than 10,000 forensic samples, the Protect the Protectors' Bill will return to the House of Commons in April after passing its committee stage and the Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed a final death toll of 71 in the Grenfell Tower fire. Lots more news and features include a look at the impact early intervention can have on domestic abuse, police and crime commissioners and police chiefs discuss reforms to the criminal justice system, with crack cocaine use on the rise we explore why it is such a difficult drug to tackle, and Ian Macdonald explains the importance of stop and search in reducing knife crime. The Research Inspector also discusses the contributory factors and motivations for ‘hit-and-run’ collisions.
Can we stop runnning?
This week, the Research Inspector discusses a study that examined why people make off after being involved in road traffic collisions and if it is possible to influence them to report rather than run.
Innovation on abuse
Policing domestic abuse has been put under the spotlight at a major research forum looking at how early intervention can have a significant impact on one of the biggest issues facing society.
Learning to stop
Ian Macdonald discusses the current debate over whether stop and search should assist in reducing violent crime and the lessons that could be gleaned from body-worn video and other public safety campaigns.
Breaking the addiction
Crack cocaine use is on the rise, including for the first time among the young. We ask why is it such a difficult drug to tackle?