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Crime

The Most Radical Change in Policing in Decades

Over the last decade, we have seen a number of incidents take place in the UK that have highlighted a lack of trust, respect and confidence in the police… Incidents such as these have forced central government bodies to intervene in local policing on a number of occasions, in an attempt to bring accountability back to policing.

Fighting and the Law

The attitude of the courts is to punish those who perform violence for no good reason and, though the reasons why have yet to be clearly and thoroughly articulated, it is clear that certain forms of violence in the name of sport are lawful.

Stephen Lawrence: A Legacy

Beth Richardson considers the legacy left by the brutal killing of Stephen Lawrence nearly a decade ago.

Criminal Law and the Need for Reform

Philip Vasquez considers whether we should lock murderers away and throw away the key.

The Right to Protect Your Home: Strengthening or Just Political Posturing?

Emily McQuilkin looks at a series of high-profile cases that have led to the proposed reforms to a homeowner’s ability to protect and defend their home.

Abortion and Assisted Suicide: The Preservation of Life – Part II

Liam Draper looks at how the law on abortion and assisted suicide operate to preserve human life as a moral obligation.

Abortion and Assisted Suicide: The Preservation of Life – Part I

Liam Draper looks at how the laws on abortion and assisted suicide operate to preserve human life as a moral obligation.

Missing Persons: A Campaign for Change

Kate Gaskell looks at the ‘convoluted and cumbersome’ law surrounding missing persons.

Supreme Court Tackles ‘Joint Enterprise’ Liability for Murder Ruling

In the latest Case Law, Naomi Loomes dissects the recent Supreme Court case of R v Gnango.

Riot Appeals: Seven of Ten Dismissed – Deterrent Sentences

Lyndon Harris explains the judgment of the Court of Appeal today in relation to the riot sentencing appeals.