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environmental crime enforcement

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".
violence against women and girls

Government publishes new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Home Secretary Priti Patel has published the government’s new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls to ensure they are safe at home, online and on the streets.
law enforcement capabilities

The UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities in Europe after Brexit

Michael Drury, Partner and Caroline Mair, Senior Associate of BCL Solicitors LLP, outline a recent Parliamentary report, which analysed where the UK stands regarding the data & tools it now has at its disposal to the police across Europe after Brexit.
data analytics

Doing time with data: The rise of data analytics in policing

Adam Mayer, Senior Manager, Qlik, discusses the impact that data analytics has had on policing and on how the Avon and Somerset Police have been at the forefront.
policing

Facial Recognition Technology: A tool for 21st century policing

Suzanne Gallagher, Associate, BCL Solicitors LLP, explains the current legal position in the balance between human rights, privacy and the use of biometric technology by the police and other groups.
tear gas exposure menstrual, portland Oregon

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.
arrest records, prit

UK Home Office loses 150,000 arrest records due to tech problem

According to The Times, 150,000 arrest records were accidentally erased - including fingerprint, DNA and arrest histories.
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Only 2% of Britain’s courthouses are fully accessible

In April 2020, the EHRC found that people with disabilities may struggle with pandemic adjustments to legal proceedings - but just how accessible were Britain's courthouses, before COVID-19?
tech giants, misinformation

Tech giants froze President Trump’s accounts as extremists broke into Senate

Twitter and Facebook froze President Donald Trump's accounts to discourage the extremists who broke into the Capitol Building - but was it too little, too late?
police militarisation, black lives matter

Research shows that police militarisation does not reduce crime

In the 2020 summer of Black Lives Matter protests, police militarisation was everywhere, with tanks rolling in the streets, officers dressed in full combat gear and armed with automatic weaponry - the question is, does it help to control crime?
Taxpayers money

Taxpayers money for police and fire brigade services is wasted on fly-tipping

It has been revealed that taxpayers money is being used to clean up fly-tipping incidents as opposed to being allocated to police and fire brigade services.
police departments

Police departments turn to digital transformation to lower costs

As the thin blue line gets thinner, police departments are turning to digital transformation to lower costs. John Rennie, General Manager, Public Safety, NICE, examines the adoption of new technology here.
national security law, trade

Hong Kong’s national security law: A taste of what is to come for Taiwan

Robert Whittle, Project Assistant at LSE IDEAS, dissects what Hong Kong's national security law means for the future of Taiwan.
Ratana, custody

The shooting of Sgt. Ratana: How could this happen in custody?

Simon Spence, QC at Red Lion Chambers, analyses the custody situation that led to the loss of Sgt. Matiu Ratana on 25 September.
policing homelessness

Policing homelessness: The mental health of an isolated community

Researchers look at the public health impact of policing homelessness in the Colorado area.
black autism, ADHD

Where is the research into Black autism and ADHD?

Suzy Rowland, author of S.E.N.D. in the Clowns: Essential ADHD/Autism Family Guide, discusses the  need for research on Black autism and ADHD.
Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents, neurotoxicology

Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents: Contemporary solutions to a historic threat

Here, Jonas Calsbeek, Peter Andrew, Eduardo González, and Pamela J. Lein, talk about Organophosphate Chemical Threat Agents and how to stop their contemporary use.
drones

Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the public sector

Here, the 100% publicly owned YPO tells us what we need to know about the intriguing new Drones and Associated Products and Services framework for the emergency service and the wider public sector.
misuse of drones

UK Police force to tackle the misuse of drones

Under the new Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill, UK police officers have been granted the power to tackle the misuse of drones.

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