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…

The Power of the Police to Stop and Search
201812.11
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The Power of the Police to Stop and Search

How Much Power do the Police Have for Stop and Search? The power of the police to stop and search is currently in the media due to the rise in murders and serious crimes of violence involving the use of knives, particularly in London. A particular area of concern is the disproportionate use of search…

What’s Next for Coronation Street’s Sally?
201811.28
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What’s Next for Coronation Street’s Sally?

What Happens Next for Sally? In a dramatic climax the jury returned guilty verdicts in the case of R v Sally Metcalfe, the hapless Coronation Street Councillor caught up in fraud, money laundering and bribery. As viewers will know, poor Sally appears to be a victim of Duncan’s cunning plan to divert blame elsewhere. Her…

What You Need to Know About Restorative Justice
201811.23
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What You Need to Know About Restorative Justice

What Restorative Justice? Restorative Justice, or RJ as it is sometimes known, is a way of holding offenders to account and can be used as an alternative to a caution or conviction, or alongside a sentence. What Happens? Restorative justice gives a victim the opportunity to meet or communicate with an offender to help them…

Is Alexa a Key Witness?
201811.15
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Is Alexa a Key Witness?

Alexa – Witness for the Prosecution? On 29th January 2017, Christine Sullivan and her housemate were found murdered in Farmington, New Hampshire. Their bodies were discovered by the house owner, Dean Smoronk, who was Sullivan’s boyfriend. Timothy Verrill, an associate of Smornok, was later charged with second-degree murder and has pleaded not guilty. Although the…

Acid Attacks – New Laws in Force
201811.07
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Acid Attacks – New Laws in Force

There’s New Laws Regarding Acid Attacks After a recent spate of assaults involving the use of acids and other corrosive substances, the government has acted to try and curb their use. At the present time there are around 15 acid attacks / offences per week. In January 2018, the Home Office announced a voluntary agreement…