Tag Archives: Scotland

Deaths in police custody

The UK Home Office has completed a study of deaths in police custody, available here, with some comparisons to other countries. In the UK, most deaths are due to apparent suicide or natural causes, often associated with drugs/alcohol. Those arrested … Continue reading

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“Secured by Design” yields 87% property crime reduction

A study by Police Scotland has found that 3,000 “secured by design” (SBD) residences had 1/7th the number of burglaries and thefts over a 10-year period versus comparable residences, according to this article. Information about the UK police SBD initiative … Continue reading

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Turmoil at the top in Scotland

This article reports that Police Scotland’s chief constable has taken an indefinite leave of absence following initiation of a second misconduct inquiry. Earlier, the chair of the national police authority resigned pending replacement and that body’s executive director announced early … Continue reading

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Scotland, money-laundering hub

According to this article, Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLPs) “do not have to disclose their accounts or name the people who control them” and are “an attractive set-up for all manner of fraudsters, money-launderers and criminals.” SLPs are promoted in Eastern … Continue reading

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Police Scotland finance concerns

Scotland’s auditor general has reported poor financial management in the national police for the 3rd year in a row and forecasts a significant funding gap in coming years, according to this article. Critics say the report contradicts claims that the 2013 … Continue reading

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National vs. local still an issue in Scotland

According to this article, political leaders and activists in Scotland are still at odds over whether the unification of regional forces into one national police in 2013 has resulted in better service with more accountability. One main concern is whether … Continue reading

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Fewer women commanders in Police Scotland

This article reports a drop in the number of women occupying senior positions in Police Scotland. Recently there were no female applicants for two assistant chief constable positions currently held by women who are retiring. Some believe that the merger … Continue reading

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