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Independent Review Of Drugs

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 deaths have increased nearly 80% since 2012, and there are an… Continue reading Independent Review Of Drugs

Civil Nuclear Constabulary

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 the remit of the constabulary in the Energy Act 2004. The constabulary works in partnership… Continue reading Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Sentencing Repeat Offenders

Fasail Hussain was sentenced earlier this year for drugs offences. The sentencing judge imposed a total term of 2,293 days imprisonment.   Hussain had been released from prison on licence at the time that he committed the offences. When an offence is committed on licence, the offender is at risk of being returned to custody… Continue reading Sentencing Repeat Offenders

Natasha’s Law

In 2016 Natasha Ednan-Laperouse bought a baguette from Pret a Manger; unbeknownst to Natasha, the bread contained sesame seeds. That ingredient was not listed on the packaging, and Natasha suffered a fatal allergic reaction.   At the time, fresh food that was made and packaged on the premises did not need to have an individual… Continue reading Natasha’s Law

New Government Policies And The Party Conference – Part 1

The Tory Party Conference has been taking place in Manchester, with several announcements being made that are relevant to the criminal justice system. Wayne Couzens and violence against women Wayne Couzens, the now-former police officer who pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Everard, was sentenced to a whole life term last week. Priti Patel,… Continue reading New Government Policies And The Party Conference – Part 1

New Government Policies And The Party Conference – Part 2

The Tory Party Conference has been taking place in Manchester, with several announcements being made that are relevant to the criminal justice system. Activism Climate change and environmental protesters have been in the news recently following their attempts to block major roads, particularly in and around London. The government has taken out a new injunction… Continue reading New Government Policies And The Party Conference – Part 2

Mental Health In Prison

The Justice Committee has just published a report looking at those imprisoned with mental health issues. The report concluded that the Government must establish viable alternatives so that prisons are no longer used as a “place of safety” under the Mental Health Act. What is the problem? In 2005 the NHS took over the responsibility… Continue reading Mental Health In Prison

Security Industry Authority

The Security Industry Authority is also known as the SIA; it is the statutory organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the UK. The Private Security Industry Act 2001 created certain criminal offences that include engaging in licensable conduct without a licence, employing unlicensed persons in licensable conduct, obstructing SIA officials and falsely… Continue reading Security Industry Authority