Latest news on operational policing practice

The latest news in criminal justice in an easy-to-read format.

‚ÄčEvery 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.

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 and the latest statistical bulletins.

The January edition includes:

  • reports of cases on the following:
    • the admissibility of previous convictions relating to illegal drugs
    • whether the court's decision not to allow severance rendered a trial unsafe
    • whether a search under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 was in accordance with the law
    • the HMIC report on digital crime and policing
    • the recent review of police targets
    • the quarterly Terrorism Act 2000 statistics
    • the HMIC inspection of the response to honour based violence, forced marriage and female genital mutilation
    • proposed new legislation and statutory instruments.

There are also articles on:

  • the new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour
  • the HMIC report on domestic abuse
  • the Law Commission report on firearms law
  • the HMIC report on police effectiveness at protecting vulnerable people

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