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Dogs-DNA database

Sophisticated DNA testing will soon be used to catch the owners of dogs who fail to clean up after their pets in the Italian island of Capri; local police will have the task of collecting the...

11 April 2011
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'Shut your mouth and listen'

Is what a judge said to a defendant just before he had to give evidence on why he had two knives in his car. Koenya Tedjame-Mortty was left `anxious and shaken' after the exchange in which the crown court judge was `rude, harsh and sarcastic' during his trial last year, the Court of Appeal was...

8 April 2011
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Police's control rooms, 999, IT systems and more...

...could be managed by private companies from December 2011. Richard Crompton, the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, said that the alternative was to cut the number of police officers. Some argue that private companies don't have the same policing knowledge as police staff.  There are already 13...

8 April 2011
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Office warming

We held an office warming party in our new home. Thanks go to Sandra Harper, who organised all the fun.

8 April 2011
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South West London Magistrates

Roger Grimshaw (Research director) was guest speaker at the AGM of the South West London branch of the Magistrates' Association on 5 April, on the subject of 'Challenges in criminal justice: an independent perspective'.

6 April 2011
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Reform sector strategies

We held an event at our offices to share the findings from the first stage of the Reform Sector Strategies project. The project intends to generate a forward looking dialogue about the development of coherent and credible approaches to tackle penal expansion and think through the challenge of...

6 April 2011
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'Improving discipline at school is a big priority'

Teachers will be given investigation powers including confiscating pupils' mobile phones and searching mobile phones for evidence of cyber-bullying.

Education Secretary Michael Gove also said that that the number of no-notice inspections will increase. The Daily Mail...

4 April 2011