29 March 2017The Home Office will argue this week in a landmark Supreme Court appeal that victims of serious crime should not be allowed to use the Human Rights Act to sue the police, stating that it could "damage operational effectiveness" by distracting officers from their cases and forcing them into "defensive policing".
09 March 2017To tackle drug related crime, one force is budgeting for free but supervised heroin taking. It hope to stops users stealing to pay for their drugs and funding the income of illicit dealers.
27 February 2017The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (Codes of Practice) (Revision of Codes C, D and H) Order 2016 (SI 2017/103) has amended PACE Codes of Practice C, D and H. The revised Codes came into force on 23 February 2017.
27 February 2017Many serious convictions, including murders cases, may be reviewed after forensic test 'tampering' at a forensic science laboratory.
24 January 2017The sentencing council has announced that speeding fines will rise by up to 50% for the most serious cases.