Latest news on operational policing practice

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

This month's legal Digest examines the regulations behind the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016, which comes into force on 26 May.

The publication gives you the latest news on matters relating to operational policing practice and criminal justice.

It is a valuable 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.

Other key issues in this month's edition is a review of National Crime Agency warrants and the Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary report on how emergency services collaborate.

Every edition contains summaries of 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 May edition includes:

  • reports of cases on the following:
    • the difference between a firearm and an imitation firearm
    • the right to information to judge the lawfulness of a search warrant
    • a report on the digitisation of the criminal justice process
    • proposed new legislation and statutory instruments.

 There are articles on:

  • the findings from the Hillsborough inquiry
  • the latest police firearms statistics
  • the College of Policing consultation on stop and search Authorised Professional Practice
  • Home Office Circular 2/2016: amendment to the definition of 'arrested juvenile'

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