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Policing and governance
Policing and governance
Public lacked faith in riots police
"Lack of confidence in the police response to the initial riots encouraged people to test reactions in other areas."
The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy
"The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality."
Outcry over 'chilling' campus pepper spray use
"35 officers - armed with batons and guns, and dressed in riot gear - attempted to break-up a peaceful protest by roughly 200 left-wing students."
Home Office used 'highly selective' drug figures to make UKBA look good
"The Home Office was today accused of using drugs seizure figures in a "highly selective" way in an attempt to portray the under-fire UK Border Agency "in a good light"."
Private sector prisons are an eye-watering scandal, union tells Justice ministry
"Privatisation is no longer based on efficiency – it's now ideological, says probation officers union."
Undercover officer may have put trial at risk
"An undercover officer who infiltrated a green campaign group was last night accused of taking part in a criminal trial under an alias."
Ireland was ‘destination of choice’ for prostitutes
"Ireland became the “destination of choice” for working prostitutes during the boom, where they could earn three times as much as in other European countries."
Defence sector corruption rife, new survey claims
"A new global survey suggests that 70% of countries lack the tools to prevent corruption in the defence sector."
Rage at brutal rape erupts in India
"Water cannon and tear gas used against protesters shocked by horrific attack."
Less of the anti: police and social media, by Julie
"The first thing I realised when I joined this Force was that police LOVE telling stories......"
Some crime increases good news - expert
"These are not indications of a problem getting worse, but means more police action is taking place."
Bill Clinton on NSA: Americans need to be on guard for abuses of power by US
Former president tells Scottish audience there needs to be accountability and transparency when surveillance is used
Emergency notes: restorative justice to replace punitive in Trinidad?
"Will this Government allow preventative measures and restorative justice to replace the punitive systems that have helped spawn more criminals thus far?"
Getting away with murder
"The rising number of deaths in police custody continues to be of major concern to the community, especially when no one is held accountable."
The British public would not trust or accept armed police
"UK-style law and order is built on a close relationship between police and public – something firearms would simply undermine."
Greater Manchester police warn of vicious gangland feud
"After deaths of two police officers, chief constable says feud between crime families threatens dozens of people."
South Africa's Zuma 'will not act' on Marikana charges
"South Africa's president has refused to intervene in the case of striking miners charged with the murder of 34 others shot dead by police last month."
Intelligent rape investigation and prosecution
Closure of forensic archive a 'shambles', experts warn
"Closure will cause miscarriages of justice and stop police solving crimes, senior politicians, scientists and lawyers have warned."
Cops and Crime
"‘Better’ policing beats factors like imprisonment in keeping U.S. crime rates down, say two noted criminologists."
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