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Listen and respond: tackling sexual violence
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Sexual violence is tackled both on the front line and through close working partnerships with agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and voluntary organisations. Police Professional talks to officers and members of support services about the range of tactics deployed to bring both a tough approach to prosecuting perpetrators and deliver care for victims.
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A tough approach
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In West Yorkshire, police officers work closely with the Crown Prosecution Service delivering a tough approach to perpetrators of sexual violence.
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Knife crime: a dynamic culture
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Frances Crook, director of the Howard League for Penal Reform, gave evidence last month to the Home Affairs Select Committee as part of its ongoing inquiry into knife crime. Her evidence sheds light on the dynamics of why individuals choose to carry a knife and what leads to offending behaviour.
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Violent extremism: voices, problems, solutions
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Creating opportunities that enable police and communities to join forces in the fight against violent extremism, gangs and hate crime, is easier said than done. As a detailed study carried out by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) reveals, news ways of thinking are needed to put hard-to-reach communities in the driving seat of change.
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Waste management: Understanding the complex requirements
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By working with waste management suppliers to manage and dispose of waste efficiently and safely, police professionals can ensure that they comply with current legislation and guidance, explains Clare Noble, managing director for PHS Wastemangement.
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The improvement marathon
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In the first major interview with the chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) since its formal establishment, Police Professional examines the development of the agency and questions its success at merging its wide range of activities into overall service improvement.
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Victim care in the spotlight
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Evidence shows a satisfied and engaged witness is more likely to give good evidence in court, which in turn ensures more convictions. The Witness Charter, which is due to roll out nationally in April, builds on the citizen-focused policing agenda and consolidates into one document a range of services aimed at enhancing witnesses’ satisfaction with the criminal justice system. Aidan Muller writes.
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A living agenda
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Although a large part of the police service in the UK is now made up of women, there are still some significant issues in delivering the needs of a female workforce. Inspector Liz Owsley, national coordinator of the British Association for Women in Policing (BAWP), talks to Police Professional about closing the gaps with the help of the Gender Agenda, a document that continues to evolve.
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Evidence-based decision making: unlocking the potential from workforce modernisation
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Peter Loader discusses the benefits and challenges of the workforce development programme
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Working for tomorrow
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The upcoming Workforce Development conference aims to discuss a critical area of police reform: the professional development of the policing workforce. The conference, held in Leeds on March 24-25, will provide an opportunity for professionals to debate the future of the service and to gain a clearer vision of the modernisation agenda and the operational challenges ahead. Organised by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), it will also include presentations from experts in the field as well as those who have been working on the demonstration sites across England and Wales. Police Professional talks to some of those involved in the developing programme.
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