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Criminal Justice

Online fraud now one sixth of all crime

National Audit Office urges the Home Office to do more to tackle the problem of cybercrime with prosecutions and convictions rare despite 1.9m crimes last year

Criminal Justice

The world of crime in 2017 (Part 3)

Last in a 3-part series from crime expert Tom Gash sets out 5 challenges for governments on crime including: how much punishment can society afford?

Policing

Rise in the use of weapons

Crime levels stable Last week (19 January 2017), the Office for National Statistics published the latest crime figures for England and Wales which cover the

Criminal Justice

The world of crime in 2017 – Part 1

First in a 3-part series from crime expert Tom Gash looks at the main developments and challenges in crime all over the developed world in 2017.

Criminal Justice

Latest crime statistics: behind the headlines

The heart of the problem is that the criminal justice system is not transparent. The public do not have a clear view of what is being delivered and the different agencies that make up the CJS do not understand what is happening and are not under pressure to improve.

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Social media and crime

The financial cost of cybercrime in the US is allegedly larger than the illegal drug markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis – combined, 33% of all Internet-initiated sex crimes were instigated through social networking sites

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Now even the fear of crime has gone digital

New survey finds Americans were much more worried about having their credit card or smart phone hacked than they were of being burgled, mugged or even murdered

Infographics

The growing problem of Cybercrime

Some of the key claims made about cybercrime in the US which, unsurprisingly, appears to be growing rapidly year on year are: 378 million victims per year (includes a lot of repeat victimisation); 30,000 websites hacked every day; Mobile devices most at risk

Digital Engagement

Transforming the Criminal Justice System

The digital justice system is slowly becoming a reality. Police now transfer more than 90% of case files electronically to the CPS and there are digital Court pilots in Birmingham and Bromley. The next priority is to digitise evidence with police officers’ notebooks being overtaken by tablets and body worn video cameras which should not only streamline but also improve the quality of evidence.

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