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Chief Constable Mick Creedon Who is this judge accountable to?
Bail decision
Chief constable and experienced detective, Mick Creedon asks how the judge in the Hookway police bail case will be held accountable given his decision's impact on crime investigation.
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Criminal justice system in danger of self-destructing

Dear editor,


In response to your ‘change needed in criminal justice system’ article in a recent edition (PP229, p9), Kent Police Authority has welcomed a recent inspection that suggests more needs to be done to stop the criminal justice system from self-destructing.


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Moving services to the private sector to protect the front line

Dear editor,


Cleveland Police Authority is committed to protecting frontline officers and as part of this commitment, 70 police officer roles are to be transferred to a private company in Cleveland whilst our force considers the potential for even more services to be provided by the company.


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Time for hard questions – and straight answers

Dear editor,
The violence at the student protest in Millbank is over. The window-smashing, fire setting and other acts of wanton vandalism have been done. Ordinary citizens have been forcibly prevented from going about their lawful business. Police officers have been injured and in one case – when rioters hurled a fire extinguisher from a roof on to police gathered below – almost killed.


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Licensing proposals do not tackle the real problem
Letters to the editor
Dear editor,

I was interested to see the recent article on licensing laws in the January 21 issue of Police Professional (see PP188, page 5). I have to say I agree with much of what was said in the article.

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Letters to the editor
Letters to the editor


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Letters to the editor
Letter to the Editor

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Letters to the editor
Letter to the Editor

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Problem solved?
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor,
The pursuit of problem-solving courts has always been led by the US experience. The Americans as a race tend to be innovative but pragmatic, so it is no surprise that they started problem-solving courts and the philosophy of ‘therapeutic jurisprudence’. This concept represents an accentuation on the extent to which legal rule or practice promotes the psychological and physical wellbeing of a person subject to legal proceedings.

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