College of Policing Digest

The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services team as an environmental scanning publication.

​​​​​​​​​​​The Digest provides 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

  • latest statistical bulletins.

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We sincerely hope that our readers find the Digest informative and useful and would like to thank all those who took part in our reader survey, which has now closed. We are appreciative of your time and value your opinions that will shape the relaunch of this publication.

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • HMICFRS research to better understand the experiences of victims of hate crime
  • the formation of a financial crime unit to tackle prison gangs
  • the use of algorithms in policing
  • the crack down on gangs driving illegal wildlife trade.

Our case law summary includes the case of R (on the application of T v Ministry of Justice, focusing on assisted suicide and 'balancing the principles of sanctity of life and the right of personal autonomy'.

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