Police Category

Policing, Health and Social Care: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

By working together and intervening early to address the common factors that bring people into contact with the police and criminal justice system and lead to poor health we can improve public safety and reduce crime. We have agreed: To move beyond single service-based practice to whole place approaches to commissioning and delivering preventative services […]

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Misogyny Hate Crime

A hate crime is simply any incident, which may or may not be deemed as a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hatred. You may recall that in the CPS VAWG reports, Violence does not mean violence, Women does not mean women, and Girls […]

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A prosecution for perverting the course of justice

Specific Public Interest Factors A prosecution for perverting the course of justice is more likely to be required where: a false complaint was motivated by malice; a false complaint was sustained over a period of time (particularly where there were opportunities to retract); the person originally accused was charged and remanded in custody; the person […]

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PENALTIES FOR WASTING POLICE TIME

Once a person has been proven to have wasted police time, a penalty of up to six months imprisonment and a fine can be issued. When authorities consider charges against those who waste police time, prosecutors will determine when the offence occurred and whether it is possible for an out of court penalty to be […]

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WHAT IS THE PENALTY FOR WASTING POLICE TIME?

Wasting police time is a criminal offence as outlined under section 5(2) of the Criminal Law Act 1967. Knowingly making false reports to the police is an offence, including verbal or written statements that: Someone has committed an offence That people or property are at real risk That the reporter has information that is relevant […]

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Wasting police time

An offence committed by someone who causes wasteful employment of the police by making a false report about an offence or by implying that a person or property is in danger or that he has information relevant to a police inquiry.  

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What could happen to people making false reports?

Why do people make false reports? People can be tempted to make false reports to the police for a number of reasons. It may be to make up financial loss, for insurance purposes, to avoid other criminal offences or even to avoid getting into trouble with their family or loved ones. Examples can include people […]

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“surveillance” of Facebook accounts was common

What The Times say is that the study they are referring to found ‘“surveillance” of Facebook accounts was common. Social workers used fake profiles to “friend” parents in cases where their posts were not publicly viewable. They watched parents’ relationships and behaviour, looking out for factors such as abusive partners or drug use. Oddly, I’ve been able to […]

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What Happens When Your Dad Raises Your Whole Family to Be Criminals

It seems like it wasn’t just a matter of survival, but almost pride—and actively rejecting the values of society. Somehow it becomes a part of the family identity. It’s what they believe in. The Bogles were also very clannish. They hang out with themselves, they didn’t have a lot of other friends and they didn’t […]

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Accomplice

Under the English common law, an accomplice is a person who actively participates in the commission of a crime, even if they take no part in the actual criminal offense. For example, in a bank robbery, the person who points the gun at the teller and demands the money is guilty of armed robbery. Anyone else directly involved in the […]

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