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There’s more than 1,500 posts and pages on this blog detailing most of the main policies, research and practice developments in the criminal justice and substance misuse sectors since 2011. Hope you found what you’re looking for.

Digital Engagement
Russell Webster

Police, Camera, Action!

Police all over the world are currently trialling wearable body cameras. Typically, cameras are worn on patrol and record high definition footage which is transmitted wirelessly to a central database. Currently, the video cameras are worn openly and are attached to uniforms, sunglasses or even hats. They have a number of possible benefits…

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On Probation
Russell Webster

The Leveson Review

“time and resources are frequently being wasted as a consequence of the practice of adjourning the sentencing hearing so that the Probation Service can prepare a presentence report (PSR) for cases that either do not require a PSR or when an oral report would suffice.”

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Policing
Russell Webster

Can we afford the police service we need?

One of the difficulties in getting a more efficient police force that spends a larger proportion of its funds on policing rather than administration is getting rid of an excessively bureaucratic culture. The Stevens report treads a fine line here as some its remedies, to my mind, seem to imply introducing a number of new systems which will struggle to streamline procurement and cut waste.

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