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Dangerous Drivers Could Face Life Sentences

The UK Government has announced its intention to introduce tougher penalties for drivers who cause death through dangerous or careless driving.

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Tackling Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm

Four key provisions of the Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act 2016 are now in force and aim to help tackle crimes involving abusive behaviour and sexual harm.

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EC Sets Out New Action Plan on Drugs

The European Commission (EC) has recently published details of its new EU Action Plan on Drugs, which it says provides a strengthened response to the newly-emerging health and security challenges in the area of illicit drug use and trafficking.

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Figures Reveal Rise in Fraud Offences

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has recently published figures on crime levels in England and Wales in the year ending September 2016, based on information gathered through the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and also crimes recorded by police.

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Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

The Scottish Government has recently announced that the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Scotland is to be increased from eight to twelve-years-old. 

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