Prison and rehabilitation

[Image credit:  “Into the Prison” by Bill Nicholls is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 ] There has always been a great deal of debate surrounding the issues of punishment and rehabilitation and the role of prison sentences in the justice system. Although some people can favour punishment and others rehabilitation, most people would suggest a

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

[Image credit:  “Nuclear Energy Atomic Energy” by Sakucae is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 ] The Civil Nuclear Constabulary is a specialist armed police force that protects civil nuclear sites and nuclear materials in England, Scotland and Wales. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) recently sought views on potential legislation to extend

Secondary liability

[Image credit:  “CCTV appeal: Burglary” by West Midlands Police is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 ] Did you know that you do not have to enter a house to be guilty of burgling it? How? Burglary is defined as entering as a trespasser with either the intent to steal or actually stealing. It can also

Racial discrimination – UN report

[Image credit:  “Acocks Green Library, Shirley Road, Acocks Green – Racial Harassment Reporting Centre – sign” by ell brown is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ] George Floyd dying in the USA in 2020 resulted in mass protests worldwide and marked a watershed in the fight against racism. In the aftermath of his death, the

Assaults against retail workers

[Image credit:  “Shopping trauma!” by Elsie esq. is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ] At the beginning of this year, the Home Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into violence and abuse towards retail workers. In 2020 a retail crime survey reported 155,000 incidents of abuse or violence towards retail workers in a year. This was an increase of 9%

Recreational watercraft and safety

[Image credit:  © RNLI ] The government has announced a new consultation to look into safety laws relating to recreational and personal watercraft. The proposal is to bring such watercraft within the scope of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995. This would mean that recreational watercraft would be made subject to the same

Independent Review of Drugs

[Image credit:  “Opium Presumptive Drug Test” by Jack Spades is marked with CC PDM 1.0] The government has announced the set-up of a new drugs unit to help end illegal drug-related illnesses and deaths. To be known as the Joint Combating Drugs Unit, it will bring together multiple government departments to tackle drug misuse across society. Drug misuse poisoning