Latest news in criminal justice

Stay up to date by taking a look at our monthly Digest – this month features the new hate crime action plan

​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.

This month's edition features a new hate crime action plan, the latest Independent Police Complains Commission figures on deaths during or following police contact, and a social network analysis of a street gang.

The Digest 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 also includes:

  • reports of cases on the following:
  • the refusal to permit inspection of a request for mutual legal assistance
  • an appeal against indeterminate sentences of detention for public protection
  • the right of the police to charge for the provision of special policing services
  • an appeal against a decision not to prosecute following a death in custody
  • the Home Affairs Select Committee report on the College of Policing
  • ICO annual report
  • proposed new legislation and statutory instruments.

There are also articles on:

  • the latest crime statistics

consultations on:

  • the complaints process for Police and Crime Commissioners,
  • closer working between the emergency services
  • the penalties for using a hand-held mobile phone while driving, and
  • the College's proposals for a Policing Education Qualification Framework

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