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In this week’s edition we have news of police and crime commissioners requesting an extra £1.3 billion to increase the number of officers across England and Wales by 5,000 over the next two years, a report by the Home Office has said public authorities need to change the way bereaved relatives are treated following a tragedy, and figures from the NPCC reveal forces investigate 17 child ‘sexting’ cases a day. There is lots more news and features as Professor Jonathan Shepherd explains the importance of professional bodies signing a new evidence declaration, Colin Rogers explores why victims are now more willing to report historical sex offences, Dr Robert Heaton and Dr Steve Tong examine whether the Peelian Principles should be used to guide policy in modern times, and Craig Mackey details the extensive changes made by the MPS to make it more efficient. Also, the Research Inspector looks at research into rural crime and we have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.

Nov 8, 2017

In this week’s edition we have news of police and crime commissioners requesting an extra £1.3 billion to increase the number of officers across England and Wales by 5,000 over the next two years, a report by the Home Office has said public authorities need to change the way bereaved relatives are treated following a tragedy, and figures from the NPCC reveal forces investigate 17 child ‘sexting’ cases a day. There is lots more news and features including: The evidence magna carta This week professional bodies for teaching, medicine and policing signed a declaration that commits them to promote and use evidence to improve outcomes. Its author, Professor Jonathan Shepherd, explains why this commitment is so important. Set in stone? Dr Robert Heaton and Dr Steve Tong examine the birth of the Peelian Principles, separating fact from myth, and consider whether they should continue to guide policy in modern times. Supporting roles Professor Colin Rogers examines what has changed to make victims more willing to come forward and report historical sex offences and why friends and family are so important. The cost of service Craig Mackey explains how the Metropolitan Police Service gained a greater understanding of the price paid to fulfil front and back office functions as it developed a radical, modern approach to cope with funding cuts. It’s not all about statistics This week, the Research Inspector looks at research into rural crime and concerns, and profiles a major academic partnership with policing. 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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