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525 September 29 2016
In this week’s edition we have news of pioneering research that has revealed the extent of organised crime’s grip on Britain’s off-street sex market. Thirteen forces have been readmitted to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme after they were suspended in February. Crime in Scotland has also reached its lowest point in 42 years, although officials have expressed concerns over a slight rise in reports of violence. There is a lot more news and features including an overview of expectations on the service from the recent Excellence in Policing conference, and a case study detailing lessons from the conviction of a UK crime group that defrauded businesses out of £113 million. In our cover feature, we examine the lengths forces are going to within current legislation to expand workforce diversity and ensure only the brightest candidates are recruited.
Time to TALK to students about abuse and sexual violence
Police in South Wales are working with local universities to identify and support students who are experiencing, or have been a victim of, domestic abuse or sexual violence. The project aims to improve early identification and intervention, increase reporting by increasing victim confidence and encourage prevention.
While some would like a change in the law to allow them to favour applicants from minority communities, Police Professional examines what some forces are doing within current legal boundaries to pull in the brightest candidates.
Perspectives on expectations
As the service strives to understand current and emerging demands, it is also examining ways to measure its performance in a world without targets. Police Professional summarises the plenary contributions from senior figures across the policing world.