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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.

Dec 6, 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: Gaining a voice Before he leaves office later this month, Steve White sheds light on the battle to reform the Police Federation of England and Wales and ensure it is listened to at every level. Framing vulnerabilities Geoff Coliandris suggests models of problem solving to address the wicked issue of County Lines drug dealing. Switching impacts Police Professional examines the latest research from Lincolnshire on whether crime levels are affected by turning off street lights at night. Invisible links A new technique has been discovered that could make it impossible for criminals to destroy their fingerprints, even by setting fire to them. What’s become of IAGs? This week, the Research Inspector looks at a review of independent advisory groups by Bill Dixon, Professor of Criminology at the University of Nottingham. Criminal Law Week Round-up of new developments regarding offences, police powers and the rules of procedure and evidence. To view the edition click here

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