Archive for the 'crime prevention' Category

MPs in youth crime warning over funding cut plan – BBC News

“Crime may rise if funding is cut for youth offending prevention projects in England and Wales, MPs have warned.”

Full story

BBC News, 15th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government shelves domestic violence prevention scheme – The Guardian

“A scheme to protect women from domestic abuse by removing violent partners from the family home has been shelved by the government, sparking fears that public protection is being put at risk by the coalition’s cuts programme.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Theresa May to scrap asbos – The Guardian

“Senior Labour figures mounted a last-ditch defence of antisocial behaviour orders tonight after the home secretary, Theresa May, indicated she is to kill off Tony Blair’s flagship measure to deal with youth crime.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th July 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New code of practice to close multi-million pound stolen phones loop – Home Office

“A new deal to stop an estimated 100,000 stolen mobile phones, worth around £4m, being sold to recycling companies was announced today by crime prevention minister James Brokenshire.”

Full press release

Home Office, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

£4m stolen mobile loophole closed – The Independent

“Crime gangs rake in up to £4 million a year by flogging ‘recycled’ stolen mobile phones overseas.  Officials revealed crooks have been giving blocked mobile phones a second lease of life by exporting them. Police said the phones still work abroad and up to 100,000 handsets worth an average of £40 each are resold on the black market. The Government, police and mobile phone industry joined forces today to sign an agreement designed to close the loophole.”

Full story

The Independent, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Football and domestic violence – BBC Law in Action

“At the half way stage of the World Cup, police forces across the UK are paying unsolicited visits to men with a record of domestic violence. It’s a strategy recommended by the Association of Chief Police Officers. According to ACPO, research shows that domestic violence peaks during big sporting events like the World Cup. Many police forces have therefore concluded that it makes sense to let potential perpetrators know they are being watched. As Joshua Rozenberg finds when he sees the policy in action in Nottinghamshire, police on the ground belive the policy is working. But a closer look at the evidence casts doubt on whether there really is such a link and traces the idea that there is back to an urban myth from the United States.”

Podcast

BBC Law in Action, 22nd June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

R v Hancox and another – WLR Daily

R v Hancox and another [2010] EWCA Crim 102; [2010] WLR (D) 30

“The interference that the imposition of a serious crime prevention order would make to a defendant’s freedom of action had to be justified by the public benefit in preventing, restricting or disrupting involvement by the defendant in serious crime; it was not enough that the order might have some benefit.”

WLR Daily, 10th February 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Police stop and search ‘not cutting knife crime’, new figures suggest – The Guardian

“There is little connection between the use of stop and search powers by the ­Metropolitan police and reductions in knife crime, according to new figures ­analysed by a leading criminologist.”

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The Guardian, 24th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK ‘failing’ on causes of crime – BBC News

“The government has failed to carry out its election pledge to tackle the causes of crime, says a world expert on crime reduction.”

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BBC News, 11th May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Call for ban on anti-crime device – BBC News

“The government is being urged to bring in rules banning a new anti-social behaviour device which emits a high-pitched noise.”

Full story

BBC News, 2nd December 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police target youth criminal risk – BBC News

“Young people who are believed to be at risk of becoming offenders are to be targeted in a new police initiative.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th January 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Serious Crime Act 2007

Serious Crime Act 2007 published.

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Home Office: Cost of fighting terrorism triples to £3.5bn by 2010 – The Independent

“Fighting terrorism continues to be one of the fastest-growing items in the Government’s budget. By the end of this financial year, the whole cost of anti-terrorist initiatives, taking in everything from education programmes to undercover police work, will have risen to £2.5bn a year. By 2010-11, that figure will be up to £3.5bn – more than three times what it was at the start of the decade.”

Full story

The Independent, 10th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs call for identity fraud tsar – BBC News

“An ‘identity fraud tsar’ should be appointed to oversee attempts to tackle crime, a group of MPs has said.”

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BBC News, 6th October 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Privacy guidance explains when DVLA can share car owner’s details – OUT-LAW.com

“The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) may pass on individuals’ personal details if there is good reason, such as the prevention or detection of crime, according to guidance published today by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th September 2007

Source: www.out-law.com

Bid to cut crime with new design – BBC News

“The government is launching a new drive to cut crime through innovative design.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th August 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Plan to identify potential violent offenders condemned – The Guardian

“Council staff, charity workers and doctors will be obliged to tip off police about anyone they believe might commit a violent crime, under a Home Office plan revealed in a leaked document today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 21st May 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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