Latest news on operational policing practice

Get right up to date on the latest criminal justice news every month

​Every month we publish our legal Digest which gives you the latest news on matters relating to operational policing practice and criminal justice.

It is an invaluable resource for those responsible for strategic decision-making, operational planning, and police and law enforcement training.

It is particularly informative for students and operational officers, as well as those involved in other areas outside of policing or those who have an interest in policing and criminal justice.

Every edition contains summaries of the key developments in police law and practice, including new legislation, statutory instruments and case law; recently published government reports and initiatives and the latest statistical bulletins.

The August edition includes: 

  • reports of cases on the following: whether the failure of two police forces to conduct effective investigations was a violation of Article 3 of the ECHR
  • a review into the impact of undisclosed undercover police activity on the safety of convictions
  • HMIC report on the police response to child protection
  • Home Office circular 24/2015 on the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 which came into force on 31 July 2015
  • the CPS analysis of violence against women and girls
  • proposed new legislation and statutory instruments.

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