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586 December 14 2017
In this week’s edition a legitimacy inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has found unfair use of stop and search can damage relationships with local communities and the Metropolitan Police Service could see officer numbers drop to 26,900 by 2021, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. There is lots more news and features including the development of Albanian organised groups in the UK and why their Prime Minister wants the UK to take action, we take an in-depth look into the impact of lengthy investigations on officers’ morale, the Research Inspector examines how the University of Lincoln blends learning and research on its Police Studies Module, Superintendent Martin Cleworth explains how the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit uses ANPR to tackle County Lines drug dealing and we explore lone wolf terrorists’ development as a threat after research suggests they do not act so alone.
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585 December 7 2017
In this week’s edition we have a report by David Anderson revealing the Manchester Arena attack could have been stopped if intelligence had not been dismissed as “not terror-related”, PCCs are using hundreds of millions of pounds from reserves to support frontline policing, and a former chief constable has been forced to hand back his Queen’s Police Medal after the Queen cancelled and annulled his honour. There is lots more news and features including an in-depth interview with Police Federation of England and Wales chair Steve White on the reforms at the organisation, we examine research from Lincolnshire Police on whether crime levels are affected by turning off street lights at night, a technique has been discovered that makes it impossible for criminals to destroy fingerprints, Geoff Coliandris examines how problem solving techniques can help tackle complexities of County Lines drug dealing, and the Research Inspector looks at a review of independent advisory groups.
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584 November 30 2017
In this week’s edition we have the latest assessment of the County Lines drug dealing model, detailing the extreme violence used to control vulnerable people, figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal one in ten teenage girls suffer domestic violence and almost 300 crimes have been reported to Police Scotland regarding football-related sexual abuse. There is lots more news and features include former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill suggests ways Police Scotland can put its leadership back on track following the latest setbacks, tools used to validate the authenticity of artwork are now finding a use in forensic science, we explore how online platforms are being used by gangs of youths to stir hatred and violence, Alex Connock looks at how the portrayal of policing on TV affects the public’s perception and we examine how UK policing can learn from a new model for data-driven performance management to provide transparency on issues beyond just crime.
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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.
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582 November 16 2017
In this week’s edition's news police and crime commissioners warn MPs of a loss of 6,000 officers, mostly from neighbourhood policing, unless there are changes in funding. HMICFRS has published its PEEL Efficiency report, detailing how most forces need to improve their understanding of hidden demand as calls for service and crime reports increase. There is lots more news and features including a profile of the work of the UK’s only policing think-tank, Dr John Coxhead discusses the role science plays in advancing practice in policing, we explore the criminal opportunities created by changes to contactless cards and report from the FBI’s National Academy European training event and publish a study commissioned by the N8 Policing Research Partnership about the inhibitors and enablers of effective collaboration. Our cover feature examines whether algorithms can pass the evidential test as courts begin questioning the software being used in genotyping mixed DNA samples from crime scenes.
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581 November 9 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of police and crime commissioners requesting an extra £1.3 billion to increase the number of officers across England and Wales by 5,000 over the next two years, a report by the Home Office has said public authorities need to change the way bereaved relatives are treated following a tragedy, and figures from the NPCC reveal forces investigate 17 child ‘sexting’ cases a day. There is lots more news and features as Professor Jonathan Shepherd explains the importance of professional bodies signing a new evidence declaration, Colin Rogers explores why victims are now more willing to report historical sex offences, Dr Robert Heaton and Dr Steve Tong examine whether the Peelian Principles should be used to guide policy in modern times, and Craig Mackey details the extensive changes made by the MPS to make it more efficient. Also, the Research Inspector looks at research into rural crime and we have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.
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580 November 2 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of the NPCC and College of Policing releasing a guidance video on restraint, the House of Commons Justice Committee has called for an “urgent review” of the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering system and officers could soon be allowed to interview suspects at crime scenes using body-worn video. There is lots more news and features including a look at how facial recognition systems could benefit from genome research, scientists have found a way to identify people by the rhythms and dimensions of their heart, technology has been developed that identifies posts on Twitter linked to the online sale of illegal drugs, a US study suggests closure orders could link to a rise in offending and Professor Colin Rogers questions whether the removal of PCSOs will lead to a loss of legitimacy at Norfolk Constabulary. We also look back on the launch of Sir Hugh Orde/Professor Sir Desmond Rea's account of the investigation into the Omagh bombing.
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579 October 26 2017
In this week’s edition we have a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services that says too many forces are failing to spot signs of modern slavery, the Assaults Against Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill has unanimously passed its second reading and will go to the committee stage, and the latest statistics reveal the biggest increase in police recorded crime in a decade. There is lots more news and features including a look at the impact BBC’s Crimewatch has made on policing after the announcement to axe the appeals programme, the Research Inspector highlights the importance of understanding how demands in control rooms impact officers’ time, Robin Jarman discusses wellbeing support available for officers, and we highlight a national project to offer guidance on victim satisfaction surveys. Our main feature looks at the proposals to remodel Norfolk Constabulary, including becoming the first force to eliminate the PCSO role.
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578 October 19 2017
In this week’s edition we have news that police recorded hate crime increased by 29 per cent in 2016/17 following the EU referendum and Westminster Bridge terror attack, a new Vetting Code of Practice has been laid in Parliament to bring greater consistency to background checks in policing and a survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales has revealed more than half of detectives believe cuts have had a dramatic impact on their morale. There is lots more news and features including a review of discussions held at last week’s Excellence in Policing conference, a controversial study has questioned whether fingerprint evidence can be considered conclusive, we examine the role of propaganda to encourage violence in the name of jihad, how a rise in the use of air weapons allows officers to identify those who may go on to commit more serious crimes, and a look into the impact of sexual harassment on young people.
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577 October 12 2017
In this week’s edition, we have news of the Home Office launching a new hate crime hub run by a small team of police officers to assess complaints and delegate them to the appropriate force and Jeremy Fleming, head of GCHQ says keeping the UK safe from cybercrime is as important as the fight against terror. There is lots more news and features including a look into the new HMICFRS inspection regime, a new wave of ‘secure and anonymous’ virtual currencies is leading to a loss of investigative leads in dark web cases, we explore how brainwave patterns can indicate guilt, new research suggests higher temperatures can increase violent crime and disorder, and we talk to Cellebrite about how it is manages digital intelligence from forces across the UK. We also explore policing’s forensic digital capability in the third Research Inspector feature and Ian Blackhurst explains why the impact of technology on people should be considered when installing new IT.
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