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Campaigners call for end to pre-charge police bail

Last night the Centre's director, Richard Garside, was interviewed on BBC Newsnight on the issue of police bail.  He argued that police should not blame cuts for the problems with bail. He said;

'The

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2 December 2014
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I would give up... the police service

I would give up the police service, particularly the uniformed branch, and its officers.

There is no evidence that they are effective in any of the tasks and functions they set themselves...

By 
Professor Tim Hope
5 March 2014
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Police and Crime Commissioner abolition call

An incoming Labour government should abolish Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and replace them with boards that can better represent local interests, according to former Home Secretaries Alan Johnson and Charles Clarke.

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14 February 2014
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The end of an undemocratic experiment?

From the start, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were a flawed solution to an acknowledged problem: the lack of democratic oversight and accountability of the police.

When the Prime...

By 
Richard Garside
27 November 2013
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Are police too concerned with performance targets?

MPs were yesterday given the low down on what nodding, cuffing, skewing and stitching is in the manipulation of police crime stats. They were told how crime figures have been routinely re categorised, downgraded or even ignored in order to meet performance targets.   

These manipulations...

20 November 2013