Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 – factsheets

The recent Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 (the Bill) has had much media, academic and political attention since its first reading on the 9th March 2021. This blog focuses on Part 6 of the Bill, which restructures the system of adult out-of-court disposals in England and Wales. An out of court disposal (OOCD) is a… Continue reading Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021 – factsheets

Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

Catalytic converters contain precious metals such as rhodium, platinum, and palladium which ‘clean’ exhaust gases. The sharp rise in the value of these metals over recent years has driven up the rate of catalytic converter theft. Palladium is currently more valuable than gold, meaning that a catalytic converter can sell for more than £500 on… Continue reading Organised criminals can remove catalytic converters from under a vehicle in a matter of minutes

PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Due to Covid-19 and repeated lockdowns, people aren’t using their cars as much as they used to. However, car crime remains a pressing problem in the UK – alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. Whilst we can’t always prevent it there are simple steps we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming… Continue reading PROTECT YOUR CAR (AND MOTORCYCLE) – LEAVE IT LOCKED, LIT AND EMPTY

Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

A 96-year-old D-Day veteran is brutally attacked on his doorstep. Police in Taunton, Somerset, quickly arrest his attacker after tracking his spending habits If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Doorstep crime, new tactics to prevent online fraud and illegal bikers

Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

A brave mother fights back against car thieves as they try to steal her Audi from her driveway – with her baby inside!  If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Car theft and Met’s new tactics and response

Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

A dedicated police officer successfully predicts where and when burglars are likely to strike again – only this time, he’s waiting for them. If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using smart technology… Continue reading Stopping burglars from striking again and car theft crime

Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence

Video evidence from a police body camera helps convict a violent offender, and a wine bar uses facial recognition cameras to tackle their pickpocketing problem If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the public are using… Continue reading Tackling pickpocketing using video evidence