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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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576 October 5 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s pledge to limit the sale of acid to those over 18 as she unveils the new Serious Violence Strategy, a third investigation has been launched as Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley faces another bullying allegation, Essex PCC Roger Hirst takes over as the UK’s first police, fire and crime commissioner and PACSci EMC has designed ‘NightHawk’, a spike strip designed to stop vehicles without officers injuring themselves. There is lots more news and features including a look into new approaches when tackling hate crime against those with disabilities, research into why some individuals do not contact the authorities when terror concerns are raised and what can be done to overcome this, and Dr Ian Hesketh and Dr Noreen Tehrani examine the psychological trauma of responding to major disasters and how to care for officers’ welfare in the aftermath. We also have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.
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575 September 28 2017
In this week’s edition we have news that a chief officer has received a written warning after he tried to help a colleague who was seeking promotion, figures suggest officers are releasing suspects under investigation to avoid the 28-day cap on pre-charge bail, and 34 per cent of officers supported the routine arming of all colleagues in a national firearms survey. There is lots more news and features including a look into the use of mediums in major investigations, Professor Michael Zander explains the progress being made to implement new changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, we explore whether rehabilitation initiatives are working as reoffending rates soar, a new test that can quickly detect cocaine ingestion could change the criminal justice system, and the Sentencing Council explains the decision-making process surrounding trials for historical crimes. The Research Inspector also provides an analysis of studies into anti-social behaviour and cybercrime.
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574 September 21 2017
In this week’s edition news includes a warning from senior leaders at Avon and Somerset Constabulary of “extremely serious consequences” from budget cuts, the Independent Police Complaints Commission has asked forces to address national inconsistencies in complaints-handling, and the latest on the investigation into the Parsons Green terror attack. There is lots more news and features including a look at the possible outcomes after a conviction for burglary, a visual analytics system set to revolutionise crime analysis is being trialled in the UK and Europe, and forensic scientists have developed a method of recreating arterial spray to improve blood pattern analysis techniques. Dr Ian Hesketh and Dr Noreen Tehrani explore trauma faced by specialists and discuss psychological risk management methods and our cover feature looks at developments in police custody as leaders aim to transform its image as a punishment posting to one of the most professionalised areas of activity.
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573 September 14 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of police officers set to receive a one per cent rise and a non-pensionable, non-consolidated one per cent extra to come out of current police funding. Dozens of officers have been sent to assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in Hurricane Irma relief efforts, and Police Professional analysis shows less than a quarter of PCCs intend a change in governance of their fire and rescue service. There is lots more news and features including a look into the cultural issues behind female genital mutilation, the scale of illegal waste disposal, we explore some key issues raised at last week’s national conference on policing and mental health, and innovative strategies employed to deal with incrreasing missing persons reports. We also have the first in a regular series by The Research Inspector - with EMPAC we will look at research carried out into policing. And we have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.
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572 September 7 2017
In this week’s edition the president of the PSAEW, Gavin Thomas, questions the independence of the Police Remuneration and Review Body if it recommends a pay rise of just one per cent this year, Policing and Fire Minister Nick Hurd hints at extra funding “for investment in policing in 2018/19” and recognises individual officers’ suffering after seven years of pay restraint. He also predicted “rationalisation”; a timely estimation as Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police announced potential plans for a merger two days later. There is lots more news and features including a look at the increase in gambling addiction and how it links with offending, Mike Barton explains how Durham Constabulary’s systems allow officers to take control of issues reserved for centralised units, Dr Ian Hesketh and Dr Noreen Tehrani examine the psychological effects on officers who respond to traumatic incidents, and we also have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.
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571 August 31 2017
In this week’s edition we have news of PFEW chair Steve White’s resignation ahead of a scheduled no confidence vote, PSAEW president Gavin Thomas decries the current workforce model as “unsustainable”, and a study by the Children’s Society has revealed around 40 per cent of ten to 17-year-olds are worried about being targeted by criminals. There is lots more news and features including a look at how glitter can be used to solve crimes, Ian Bell explains how the National Enabling Programme will help achieve Policing Vision 2025 through wide-scale public sector collaboration, and a look into whether the police service is taking false rape allegations as seriously as it should. We also explore the range of outcomes following a conviction for manslaughter, Patrick Moulsdale explains why mediation is a necessity for forces, and we look at the sharp increase in firearms seizures following a number of terror attacks across Europe.
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570 August 24 2017
In this week’s edition, we have news of a police and crime commissioner who has proposed he take over fire service governance because it will prevent savings being diverted to pay for local authority services, we reflect on the Hungerford massacre 30 years on, which led to the UK having the strictest gun laws in the world. There is lots more news, plus features this week include a look into the importance of motorcycle clubs’ insignia and why police forces need to develop their understanding of the patches, we explore research conducted in three forces on patterns of domestic abuse, an experimental study shows that existing terror threat detection techniques are not working, researchers show how smart devices can be used as a surveillance tool by using soundwaves, and machines have been taught to assess latent fingerprints, saving forensic time and resources. We also look at the arguments about the value of body-worn video following a rollout to almost 50,000 officers.
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569 August 17 2017
In this week’s edition we have confirmation from the Metropolitan Police Service that the decision to remove commander and chief inspector ranks has been overturned, a survey shows 90 per cent of West Yorkshire Police officers feel they should be armed with Taser, and the National Crime Agency has asked law enforcement to learn from its experiences of tackling domestic violence to address modern slavery. There is lots more news and features including a look into the logistical benefits and ethical issues surrounding robot police officers, Professor David Weisburd explains how hot spot policing can be used legitimately, we examine whether the limit for drug-driving is too low, and how isotopes can help trace where drugs began their journey to the UK.
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