Simples…. Cautions to be scrapped. At last.

So it was announced by Chris Grayling that simple cautions for serious offences are to be scrapped. Hallelujah! Didn’t it occur to anyone that a simple caution for serious offences was damn right ludicrous ? Who on earth in their right mind figured that a ‘slap on the wrist’ for someone who had committed serious … Continue reading

Substandard? Not just case files……

The HMIC has stated that most case files submitted for court are substandard.  They inspected 40 files and only 3 were adequately summarised.  Apparently officers ‘do not fully understand their role in taking cases to court’. The report is calling for an ‘urgent review’ of police training in legal procedures and that training would help ‘streamline’ … Continue reading

GPS for dementia patients…. Right or wrong?

Sussex Police have purchased six GPS devices to assist with helping track missing persons with dementia. This has mixed reviews. The National Pensioners Convention described the introduction of the devices as “barbaric” and suggested people could be stigmatised and made to feel like criminals. Dot Gibson, the pensioners convention general secretary, said: “I think they … Continue reading

Crime prevention IS the answer – no catching criminals now…..

The primary role of the police is to prevent crime, not catch criminals, Tom Winsor, the chief inspector of constabulary for England and Wales has said.  Tom Winsor said focusing on would-be offenders, likely victims and potential crime hotspots would save taxpayers’ money and keep more people safe.  But “primitive” technology is limiting officers’ ability … Continue reading

The final quarter review. Jan 13 – March 13.

The Met saw criticism for ‘massaging’ crime figures for sexual assault.  Crime Figures have always been a hot potato and you know as well as I do, that certain crimes can be deemed as priority, volume or whatever, and it has been a widespread practice to ‘massage’, but there is a big difference between massaging and falsifying … Continue reading

Massaging crime figures? Surely not

So there has been an uproar about the Met massaging the crime figures regarding sexual assaults and as a result those who should have gone away went on to commit further crimes. Victims have stated that they were subjected to being persuaded to withdraw complaints and told that evidentially they had ‘consented’ and weren’t taken … Continue reading