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

The Digest aims to capture and consolidate topical and key issues, both current and future, that affect all areas of policing.

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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August 2014 edition

This month's edition includes case reports dealing with:

  • false imprisonment, assault and malicious prosecution
  • whether a person released from prison on a home detention curfew, and then recalled to prison under section 255 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, has rights pursuant to article 5(4) (rights to liberty) of the European Convention of Human Rights.

There are also articles on:

  • the Home Office Circular on new Forced Marriage Offences
  • the Home Office statistical bulletin on crime outcomes in England and Wales
  • the Home Affairs Committee report on Female Genital Mutilation.

Find out more

To find out more about the Digest, email the editor or call 01480 334566.

Download the August Digest