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ABUSERS ALWAYS WORK FROM HOME!

One perhaps inevitable, if not entirely anticipated, consequence of the government’s lock-down measures, in response to COVID-19, is that reports of domestic violence have significantly increased. What has been described as ‘shocking statistics’ reveal a ‘surge’ in domestic violence incidents that has severely stretched the resources of the police and other emergency services, as well […]

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Domestic Abuse Offenders Face Lie Detector Tests

Domestic abuse offenders in England and Wales could face compulsory lie detector tests when released from prison under proposed new legislation. Provisions in the Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 will enable the Secretary of State for Justice to impose mandatory polygraph examinations on high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse.  The legislation will require those who meet […]

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IS THE CPS POLICY ON DOMESTIC ABUSE TOO STRINGENT?

The CPS has issued Guidelines for Prosecutors in relation to domestic abuse cases. Essentially these cases, like other criminal cases, must pass a ‘threshold’ for ‘sufficiency of evidence’ and of course the important but frustratingly vague concept of  ‘public interest’. The recent tragedy of Caroline Flack, who committed suicide following the CPS decision to press […]

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