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Key issues in the British legal aid system

Jonathan Wheeler, Solicitor and Managing Partner of London law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, considers the key issues in today’s British legal aid system.
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US Government inflexible on Afghanistan exit deadline

As reports of an explosion outside Kabul airport roll in, the US Government remains adamant that Tuesday (31 August) will remain the deadline for evacuation.
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Keeping our green spaces clean with environmental crime enforcement

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement, explains why outsourcing environmental crime enforcement can not only release a financial burden on local authorities but also achieve behavioural change that delivers tangible community benefits.
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UK Government expands stop and search powers for police

According to the new crime strategy, police will have increased stop and search powers - while general offenders will be made to clean public streets so "justice is seen to be done".
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Investigation reveals Pegasus spyware used to track over 50,000 people

An investigation found that Pegasus spyware, used to track and kill journalist Jamal Kashoggi, has been revealed to be active across the globe - with atleast 50,000 people on the list.

Forensic treatment of young people as a chance

Insights into the forensic treatment of teenagers and adolescents at Pfalzklinikum are given here by Laura Kirschbacher.
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Study finds link between partisan ideology and victim blaming

When it comes to discussions about sexual assault, a new study suggests a link between strong partisan ideology and victim blaming.
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High blood lead levels found in people living near oil extraction sites

Indigenous communities in the Amazon have been found to have high blood levels due to illegal oil extraction sites, according to a new study.
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Crime levels dropped 37% in COVID lockdowns across different countries

According to research by Cambridge University, urban crime levels dropped roughly 37% over COVID lockdowns - across 23 different countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.
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European Commission launches antitrust investigation into Facebook

The Commission has launched a new antitrust investigation into Facebook, as almost 7 million firms advertise on the platform and this data could be used to "distort competition".
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Research focus: Mediation for conflict management

Mediation is a resource for conflict management and may improve the relationships between gangs and the community, according to research from Carles Feixa & José Sánchez-García.
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New data finds 1.6% of UK rape cases lead to charges

The Guardian revealed new data analysis of the Home Office figures on crime, finding that only 1.6% of UK rape cases led to charges in 2020 - which is 843 out of 52,210.
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Scientists find that tear gas exposure harms menstrual cycle

In this study, nearly 900 people described an abnormal menstrual cycle after exposure to tear gas - which is legally considered to be "safe" as a crowd control measure.
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Research finds that one in five US police have anti-Black bias

Anti-Black bias has been the subject of #blm protests all year - now, sociologists have analysed 4.8 million adults to further explore the current status of police racism.
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Can we stop young people falling into criminal gangs?

Marco Fiorentino, director of justice & enforcement at Northgate Public Services explores a digital approach to protect young people from crime.
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The real threat of working from home

Here, IT Naturally discuss how the rise of working from home has lead to a rise in cybercrime risk and how we can combat this.
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Criminal barrister says UK normalises “violent male behaviour towards women”

Tim Kiely, Criminal Barrister at Red Lion Chambers, discusses the #CurfewForMen as a wake-up call on societal acceptance of "violent male behaviour toward women".
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Research finds that 97% of women in the UK have been sexually harassed

An investigation by UN Women UK found that 97% of women surveyed have been sexually harassed, with a further 96% not reporting those situations because of the belief that it would not change anything.
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Sexual harassment claims by “conventionally attractive” women are more believed

New research by the University of Washington finds that sexual harassment claims made by "conventionally attractive" women who act "feminine" are more likely to be believed.
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Holocaust survivors show researchers the lifelong impact of trauma

With eyewitness awareness of how six million Jewish people lost their lives, aging Holocaust survivors have carried an impossible burden - now, researchers are attempting to document the lifelong impact of trauma.

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