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Digest

The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services Unit as an environment-scanning publication.

The Digest provides the latest news on police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice.

It is an invaluable resource for those responsible for strategic decision-making, operational planning and police training. The legal sections are often particularly informative for trainers, students and operational officers.

Every edition summarises the latest news on police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice, including:

  • new legislation, statutory instruments and case law
  • recently published government reports and initiatives
  • the latest statistical bulletins.

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November 2014 edition

This month's edition of the Digest contains a summary of issues relating to police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice.

There are reports on cases considering:

  • whether a police force's refusal to lift a suspension and accept the resignation of a police officer under investigation by the IPCC amounted to an interference with the officer's rights under Article 8 and 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights
  • an appeal against conviction for conspiracy to corrupt the where the judge had erred in allowing the late addition of a second count of an alternative conspiracy.

We look in detail at the:

  • knife possession sentencing quarterly brief for the period April 2014 to June 2014
  • consultation on the Government's oxycodone import policy
  • Government's research paper on reducing mobile phone theft and improving security
  • National Crime Agency's annual strategic assessment on potential victims of Human Trafficking.

We also look at the:

  • Equality and Human Rights Commission's investigation into discrimination in the Metropolitan Police Service
  • guidance issued to police officers on Ebola and use of personal protective equipment
  • concordat to improve public trust in policing
  • new Crown Prosecution Service casework quality standards for prosecutors.

The progress of proposed new legislation through Parliament is examined and Statutory Instruments and circulars summarised.

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