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90% of female-identifying transgender prisoners kept in male prisons

Across the UK, changes are being made to the framework policies for the allocation of transgender prisoners – most with thorough risk assessments.
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The vilification of Albanian migrants: is there more than meets the eye?

Albanian migrants, boats, organised crime and blood feuds... what's the real story behind the desperate refugees that flee to the UK?
professional investigators, at a crime scene

When, why and how legal teams should embrace professional investigators

Inquisitive, thorough, and multi-skilled professional investigators are a key weapon in a legal team’s arsenal after a client suffers a loss.
97% of women in the UK, UN women UK

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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Financial crime: lessons from big pharma and global policing

John Binns of BCL Solicitors discusses how financial crime can be overcome, with reference to Interpol’s Operation Pangea.
dark web

Exposing the criminal underground of the dark web

Open Access Governments speaks with Gareth Owenson, one of the founders of Searchlight, to uncover the murky underbelly of the world wide web.
gun violence restraining order, mass shooting, red laws

Could gun violence restraining orders prevent mass shootings in the US?

Gun violence restraining orders already exist in some states, and research finds that they may contribute to more gun safety and potentially, lower rates of mass shootings.
sexual harassment in the workplace

Gender segregation contributes to sexual harassment in the workplace

Individuals who form the gender minority at work are more likely to experience sexual harassment in the workplace and leave the job.
gender equality in education, female incarceration rate

Female incarceration rates decrease with gender equality in education

Research finds that with greater gender equality in education there is a lower prison admission rate for females – but not males.
Dr Charlotte Lennox, Health and Justice Research Network

Dr Charlotte Lennox, Health and Justice Research Network

The Health and Justice Research Network (HJRN) undertakes researching health and social care needs linked to the criminal justice system.
girls in care, criminalisation

‘Immense harm’ created by the criminalisation of girls in care

Girls in care frequently experience discrimination with the law, as they are overpoliced and overlooked by the system.
Administration of justice

From crime scene to courtroom: Advancing the fair administration of justice

National Institute of Justice forensic science research is strengthening the fair and impartial administration of justice, explains Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice, Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences
reoffending cycle

Breaking the reoffending cycle: Reforms to employment support

The Prisons Strategy White Paper, outlines the UK governments vision to develop a modernised prison estate and cut crime through more effective offender rehabilitation
committing crimes, crime cognitive behaviour

Researchers predict crime occurrence through cognitive behaviours

A new study confirms that willingness to take risks, impatience, and self-centred behaviour, are main characteristics in those who are likely to commit crimes.
abolish police

Extreme policy goals deter supporters of police abolition movements

Movements to “defund” and “abolish” the police swept across the U.S. following 2020 protests, but new research finds that resistance was primarily because of the movements’ policy goals, not their slogans.
dismantle crime, levelling up

Levelling Up promises £3 billion on drug enforcement

Neighbourhood crime is at the heart of the policy, with the UK promising to cut homicide, serious violence and more by 2030.
same-sex convictions

UK to wipe historical convictions for same-sex sexual activity

The UK government will continue more pardons for people with historical criminal convictions of same-sex consensual sexual activity.
drink testing kit

UK Government has “no plans” to introduce free drink testing kits to combat spiking

Flooded by reports of sudden rises in drink spike numbers, the public have been calling on the government to enact change and protect women on nights out
Fixed Penalty Notice, littering

Public unaware of what is actually classed as litter

Dyl Kurpil, Managing Director, District Enforcement asks, are the general public aware of what is actually classed as litter and the Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) litterers can be subject to?.
banned from drinking

Offenders banned from drinking in crime prevention measure

Offenders being released from prison are now to be banned from drinking alcohol under new world-first plans, aiming to prevent crimes committed under the influence.

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