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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.

Nov 29, 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 including: A steady beat Former Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill examines the latest setback afflicting Police Scotland and proposes necessary actions to put its leadership back on track. Transparency in performance Understanding how to report and demonstrate how well law enforcement agencies are doing is a continuous challenge, however, a number are looking to New Orleans where wider community issues and concerns have replaced traditional crime measures and have provided a boost to public satisfaction. Cycle of disrespect Groups of young men and women are increasingly becoming victims of gang rivalry driven by posts on social media. Police Professional examines how online platforms allow users to stoke hatred and generate violence. Reflecting reality? Alex Connock explores the impact on public perceptions of policing from fictional characters and the lessons to be taken from the wider acceptance of personal flaws and being who you really are on camera. What lies beneath Science derived from validating the authenticity of works of art is now finding a use in forensic science, including uncovering traces that have been intentionally hidden. 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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