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Here you can find over 60 posts covering the latest apps and other innovations in the justice and substance misuse sectors. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

Police extend use of drones

Most police services now use drones and for an ever growing list of reasons: tracking suspects, gathering evidence, counter-terrorism

Police trial mobile fingerprinting

West Yorkshire Police trial handheld scanners which allow them to identify people in less than a minute with potential massive efficiency boost.

Do digital alcohol interventions work?

Cochrane Review finds that personalised digital advice from apps and other online resources do tend to help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption.

Inspirado – The Recovery Board Game

Inspirado is a board game used as an interactive brief intervention tool to support players gain an understanding of recovery and behaviour change.

Prisoners solve cold cases

Police services in the US and Netherlands distribute cold case playing cards and calendars to get prisoners’ help in solving cold cases.

Probation supervision by smartphone

US app provides suite of supervision tools including GPS tracking, breathalyser, check-in service and reward and sanction behaviour reinforcement.

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