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519 August 18, 2016
In this week’s edition we have news of a specialist hub set up to combat online hate crime, a former footballer who died after being Tasered, an outsourcing pilot giving lawyers responsibility for seizing fraudsters’ assets through civil courts and a chief constable retiring ahead of the outcome of an inquiry into alleged corruption.

We have lots more news and features this week include a look at the way the Police Dependants’ Trust is expanding its support to serving officers, an investigative case study details lessons from a kidnap, an examination of the use of DNA in hare coursing and other wildlife crime and in our main feature Professor Robin Bryant and Dr Rob Heaton debate the level of improvement possible from evidence-based policing.

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518 August 11, 2016
In this week’s edition we have news of senior appointments at chief officer and mayor/PCC levels, details of winning bids to the radical new programme to finance reform of the police through the Police Transformation Fund, an appeal not to label mentally ill people terrorists following the Russell Square attack in London.
We have lots more news and among the features this week we have an examination of the growing band of fake former soldiers who capitalise on the recognition and benefits that are given to those who served in the military. Our main feature includes advice on how to deal with right wing extremists who are being groomed in similar ways as jihadists and we also look at at significant recent cold case successes but the number of unsolved murders is growing, and this is partly blamed on cuts. Paul Bleakley also explains how squabbles within the Metropolitan Police played a part in its failure to detect the Whitechapel Ripper.

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In this week’s edition news includes the creation of a new Cabinet taskforce to tackle human trafficking and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary will assess the police response to the issue. Senior officers are warning of an increasing threat from online grooming as 523 victims are identified as part of a Operation Lattise. And we have pictures and reaction from the Care of Police Survivors’ annual remembrance service in Staffordshire. Lots more news, plus features include: a look at how policing could benefit from computerising and analysing burglar and burglary characteristics; Peter Neyroud assesses the integrity of the 122 recent research projects in policing; and Jonathan Howarth discusses the importance of dealing with long-term people issues over quick-fire structural change. We examine the prominence of scavenger interference in crime scenes and research into how best to deal with prominent identifying features when conducting virtual identity parades.
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In this week’s edition the latest news includes statistics showing the true scale of cybercrime and fraud for the first time, adding 5.8 million crimes to the 6.3 million traditional’ offences in the last year. Home Office figures have also shown a further drop in police workforce numbers and reveal dramatic increases in long term officer sickness.
Lots more news, plus features include: Chief Constable Andy
Cooke explains why continued reforms are necessary to ensure the
force is fit for duty, we examine how analysis of five years of local data is providing greater understanding of the characteristics and behaviour of sex offenders and Tom Wainwright explains how organised crime groups learn from the operating models of big business.
Also included: We look at the latest trends in terror attacks across Europe and examine how a murder and rape case from 1982 has shown how important it is to future proof current investigations.

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In this week’s edition we have all the latest news including details of the appointments to both Home Office and Ministry of Justice ministerial teams, which see formal rivals come together to address reoffending and improve security.
Elsewhere, totally inadequate supervision and enforcement mean London has become a safe haven for money launderers, MPs have said, and in her first speech as Home Secretary Amber Rudd has reassured the public about security measures at major UK events.
Lots more news plus features include a look at how old methods could provide more accurate reoffending predictions for mid-level offenders and Dr Loretta Trickett discusses the expansion of hate crime reporting to include misogynistic behaviour. Also this week, we examine the changing nature of Home-grown terrorist and how organised criminals are exploiting the retrieval of historical maritime artefacts.

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In this week’s edition we have all the latest news as Theresa May leaves the Home Office to become Prime Minister.
She leaves her successor with the job of reforming the way police funding is shared between forces and they will face new research that shows the formula is currently skewed towards urban areas where volume crime is higher. The National Rural Crime Network is urging the new Home Secretary to rebalance the formula to reflect the whole demands on the police.
We also have the news of the radical transfer of powers over criminal justice from Whitehall to Greater Manchester, the Police Federation of England and Wales described a one per cent pay rise as a ‘kick in the teeth’ and we cover the re-inspection of the four forces rated ‘inadequate’ at protecting society’s most vulnerable in last year’s PEEL inspections.

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In this week’s edition we have all the latest news, including the publication of College of Policing data that shows the numbers of officers added to the Disapproved Register. We also report on the Public Accounts Committee’s damning assessment of the Government’s performance on confiscating criminal assets.
Also this week, Police Scotland has terminated its multi-million pound
ICT overhaul, i6.
We have lots more news and features this week including an examination of a pilot project embedding a Crown Prosecution Service lawyer into a force’s serious sexual offending unit, a case study involving a Slovakian labour trafficker who was convicted by close examination of his financial activity and our main feature looks at how identity theft is on the rise as people in high-risk roles are also threatened by ‘doxxing’.

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512 June 20 2016
In this week’s edition we have the latest political fallout and implications for policing over the UK’s vote to leave the EU.
As reports of hate crime increase in the referendum’s wake, politicians warn against hate and xenophobia.
We have details of the vacuum that now exists at the top of both major UK political parties as the Home Secretary is favourite to win the race to be the next Prime Minister.
Aside from Brexit, we also have details of new guidance on undercover policing, aiming to deal with ongoing controversy over the use of the tactic plus lots of other news.
Features include: Merseyside Chief Constable Sir Jon Murphy reflects on his 41 years in the service, Police Professional examines a National Crime Agency led operation that brought down a drug syndicate and we assess the truth to allegations surrounding the influence of the Freemasons within the police service.

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511 June 23 2016
In this week’s edition we have all the latest news including the Police Federation for Northern Ireland has demanded reassurance after a large amount of Semtex was found at a north Belfast apartment block and Home Secretary Theresa May has chaired a meeting with police chiefs and Parliamentarians to discuss MPs’ security after the murder of Jo Cox MP.
We have lots more news and features include the second in a series of articles on the mental health of the service. We also look at the exploitation of a legal loophole allowing firearms classified as antiques to be purchased without a license, Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner David Lloyd explains the challenges of recruiting chief constables nationally, former Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill sets the record straight about the police role in the Lockerbie disaster.

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510 June 16 2016
In this week’s edition we have news of atrocities near and far, from the mass shooting in an Orlando gay bar to the stabbing of a French senior police officer outside his home in Paris. Meanwhile it has been agreed that more British police officers will join the UK Euro 2016 delegation already in France. Huge concerns exist over the possibility for further violence, especially as fans will be based around the town of Lille – the city is braced for trouble. Much more news plus features this week include a former senior UK detective and now US academic analyses the breakdown in police/public relationships in the US, Police Professional examines what new powers for the Gangmasters Licencing Authority will do to assist the fight against modern slavery and we showcase what ANPR can do to solve more crimes. We also have a case study on a fatal hit-and-run and we look into how the discovery of a severed foot led to numerous experts concluding how it came to be discovered.
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