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In this week’s edition we have news of a new police welfare service to be rolled out with £7.5 million of Police Transformation Fund money, Chief Constable Dave Thompson says the threat from terrorism is unlikely to subside and urges the Government to amend the way it funds policing and the Police Federation of England and Wales has supported use of force data collection, but says varied technology could make the process too bureaucratic. There is lots more news and features including a look into why forces are failing to recognise the seriousness of stalking, insect eggs may soon be used to estimate a corpse’s time of death, and we explore how the Art Loss Register is helping officers to identify suspicious dealing in stolen watches. We also look at how brain activity can identify criminality and Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard and Paul Lewis discuss the advancements in search and rescue in support of the emergency services.

Jul 12, 2017

In this week’s edition we have news of a new police welfare service to be rolled out with £7.5 million of Police Transformation Fund money, Chief Constable Dave Thompson says the threat from terrorism is unlikely to subside and urges the Government to amend the way it funds policing and the Police Federation of England and Wales has supported use of force data collection, but says varied technology could make the process too bureaucratic. There is lots more news and features including: Missing the signs The service has again been criticised over its lack of understanding of what are common events. Police Professional examines why assessments are not being conducted and too often result in violence when they fall short. A tick for support With smash and grab raids, burglaries and robberies increasingly targeting high value watches, Katya Hills explains how a database is assisting officers identify suspicious dealing. The lowdown on SAR Gareth Pritchard and Paul Lewis discuss the advancements in search and rescue in support of policing and the emergency services. Science of guilt A number of studies have been conducted into brain activity and could assist with identifying influences on criminal responsibility, the credibility of memories and how much witnesses’ statements can be influenced by people they like. Egg timers Death investigators may soon be able to rely on tiny insect eggs to quickly estimate a corpse’s time of death, saving time and money on forensic examinations. 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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