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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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October 2014 edition

This month's edition includes: 

  • a case report on the jurisdiction of the Crown Court to deal with an amended count charged as money laundering contrary to section 327(1) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 where all the activities alleged to have taken place within the account concerned were undertaken in Spain by a non-resident of the UK in relation to a Spanish bank account
  • consideration of HMIC's report 'Core Business:  An Inspection into Crime Prevention, Police Attendance and the Use of Police Time'
  • the Office for National Statistics' statistical bulletin on deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales 2013
  • proposed new legislation and statutory instruments.

There are also articles on:

  • Home Office Circular 014/2014: lawful supply of foil
  • the launch of an open consultation on revised PACE code of practice A - stop and search
  • the independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

Find out more, download the October Digest.

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