Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving
201902.04
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Sentencing Issues: Death by Dangerous Driving

The Sentencing Issues with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving Rarely do cases such as those involving death or serious injury following a traffic collision result in so much media coverage and get so emotive. It is easy to see why this is such a difficult issue for not only those involved to handle but also…

What’s the New Law That Involves Upskirting?
201902.01
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What’s the New Law That Involves Upskirting?

Voyeurism and ‘Upskirting’ – Government Acts to Strengthen Law The Voyeurism (Offences) (No 2) Bill completed its parliamentary journey on 15th January 2019 and will shortly receive Royal Assent. As the Act will create new criminal offences, the usual convention is that at least two months will pass before the offence comes in to force….

Should We Have Short Prison Sentences?
201901.16
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Should We Have Short Prison Sentences?

End of The Road for Short Prison Sentences? The big news story of the weekend was the surprising news that the Prisons Minister is considering whether to abolish the power to impose short prison sentences, those of 6 months or less. Arguing for the need for reform, Mr Stewart told the Daily Telegraph Magazine: “You…

Soubry and the Nazi Slur – An Offence?
201901.10
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Soubry and the Nazi Slur – An Offence?

What You Need to Know About the Nazi Slur on Sky News Was it an offence to accuse Anna Soubry of being a Nazi whilst she was broadcasting on Sky News? Potentially, is the answer. The Public Order Act 1986 contains the most likely candidates for any prosecution, in sections 4, 4A, and 5. These…

Genuine Fakes Come With Real Dangers
201901.01
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Genuine Fakes Come With Real Dangers

What You Need to Know About Genuine Fakes Unauthorised use of a registered trademark is a criminal offence, so selling fake goods at a car boot sale or on internet selling sites can get you into serious trouble. Few people appreciate the offences that can be committed, and ignorance is usually no defence. This article…

The Law and Psychoactive Substances
201812.24
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The Law and Psychoactive Substances

What Does The Law Say About Psychoactive Substances? New legislation was introduced in 2016 banning the production, sale, distribution and supply of psychoactive substances. Within that legislation was a requirement for the government to review the law to measure any changes in outcomes before and after the law was introduced, to see if its aims were…

The Reality of Drink Driving
201812.19
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The Reality of Drink Driving

A Tale Of A Very Common Cause of Drink Driving Many people have an image of a typical drink driver: overweight man, staggering from the pub after an all-day session and getting into his car. A few minutes later that car being pulled over by police officers due to erratic driving. That is sometimes the…

Your Guide to Computer Hacking
201812.17
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Your Guide to Computer Hacking

What is Hacking? Hacking has been in the news a great deal in the last couple of years, for example, the 2016 US Presidential Elections, the extradition case of Lauri Love and the hacking of user accounts of various large companies in order to steal personal information. At the other end of the spectrum we…