Police Category

Psychological impact of being wrongfully accused of criminal offences

Being wrongfully accused of criminal offences can lead to serious negative consequences to those wrongfully accused and their families. However, there is little research on the psychological and psychosocial impacts of wrongful accusations. We conducted a systematic literature review to collate the existing literature, searching four electronic literature databases and reference lists of relevant articles. […]

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Here’s the truth about false accusations of sexual violence

Why didn’t these women speak up sooner? This was asked time and time again during the recent public furore around sexual harassment, violence and abuse. Underlying the question is a persistent uncertainty about the credibility of victims – a concern with identifying what is true and what is false. As women speak out, some have […]

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Wasting Police Time

When wasting police time is being considered as the appropriate charge, a prosecution is more likely to be required where: public / police resources being diverted for the purposes of investigation for a sufficient period; where a substantial cost is incurred – for example, where expensive scientific examination has to be undertaken; considerable distress is […]

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Perverting the Course of Justice

Perverting the Course of Justice Perverting the course of justice is a serious offence. It can only be tried on indictment and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. The offence is committed where a person: does an act (a positive act or series of acts is required; mere inaction is insufficient); which has a […]

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Cyberbullying and trolling.

Perhaps the least surprising behavior narcissists engage in online is cyberbullying and trolling. Narcissists online enjoy bullying others and derive a sadistic sense of pleasure in doing so. They post provocative comments, disturbing threats, and mindblowingly cruel insults. They have long histories of serial cyberbullying, much of which should warrant prison time. These are the “professional” trolls […]

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If you’ve got access to a SIM card, you’ve got access to the whole of a person’s life.

Police Can Download All Your Smartphone’s Data Without A Warrant By hooking your smartphone up to an extractive device, police officers can download all of its data and contents. A report is generated, which can provide details of text messages, your location, and who you called when. It can even access third-party apps, such as […]

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What data can the police get from my phone?

The police can often obtain information about nearly every area of a person’s life simply by looking through their phone. Data they can get includes: Social media activity Photos Messages to and from other people Contact details for your friends, family, and acquaintances Emails Browsing history Location data Calendar Third party apps, including WhatsApp Shopping […]

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How police track users on the internet?

It all comes to the IP address which is provided to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The company you’re connecting to the Internet has a limited number of IP addresses so it’s relatively easy for the authorities to know which ISP or mobile operator you’re using to “get online.” From there, all they […]

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Can police track VPN users?

After clients download VPN tools and connect to servers, they become anonymous (to a degree). Escaping the careful eye of your ISP is rough. Luckily, connecting to a VPN server prevents ISPs from tracking your every move. However, there is one thing that they do know: that you use a VPN. When collecting evidence, police […]

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Social Media and Police investigations

This research addresses the investigative strategies that police officers from traditional police departments pursue when dealing with social media in their investigations. There are a variety of ways in which social media can feature within a case. This study focused only on one of these – the social media material generated by the actors (victims, […]

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