College of Policing Digest

The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services team as an environmental scanning publication.

​​​​​​​​​​​The Digest provides 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

  • latest statistical bulletins.

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A happy new year to all of our readers.

The December Digest includes articles on:

  • Further terrorism offences added to the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme

  • The Young Review Race Equality Audit of Police and Crime Plans

  • Police funding for 2018

  • Custody risks for those suffering from mental health concerns

This month's edition also includes an update on the European Withdrawal Bill and a summary of the case of Daley which discusses hearsay evidence.

We hope that you find the Digest informative and useful to your professional practice; if you have any suggestions or ideas for upcoming articles please get in touch.

You can contact the editor for more information.

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