Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search
Dr Konstancja Duff
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Academic’s long road to justice for ‘dehumanising’ strip search

Met says sorry for ‘sexist, derogatory and unacceptable’ language used by officers
27 Jan 2022
The battle to keep rap lyrics out of courtrooms
Jay-Z
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The battle to keep rap lyrics out of courtrooms

Jay-Z among rappers backing legislation to stop defendants’ verses from being used against them
25 Jan 2022
Two men take dead body into post office
Street in Carlow, southeast Ireland
Stranger than fiction

Two men take dead body into post office

Police in Ireland are investigating ‘outlandish’ events
24 Jan 2022
Ashling Murphy: the calls for change to protect women in Ireland
Vigils have taken place across the Republic of Ireland in memory of Ashling Murphy
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Ashling Murphy: the calls for change to protect women in Ireland

Minister to publish strategy to end violence against women as experts highlight need for cultural change
21 Jan 2022
Can Joe Biden finally close Guantánamo?
Protester during an end Guantanamo protest
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Can Joe Biden finally close Guantánamo?

Of 780 total detainees, only 12 have ever been charged, and two convicted
21 Jan 2022
What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?
A woman is arrested during the vigil for Sarah Everard
Getting to grips with . . .

What is in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill?

Peers reject ‘draconian’ government amendments to mammoth piece of crime and justice legislation
18 Jan 2022
How safe are UK prisons?
A prison guard at HMP Pentonville, London
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How safe are UK prisons?

Former inmate describes ‘horror’ of giving birth to stillborn baby behind bars
12 Jan 2022
How can London’s streets be made safer for women?
Protest outside Scotland Yard building
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How can London’s streets be made safer for women?

Females of all ages were subjected to ‘epidemic of violence’ in 2021
5 Jan 2022
Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: why were chances to intervene missed?
Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes
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Star Hobson and Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: why were chances to intervene missed?

In both cases, concerned family members made referrals to social services
15 Dec 2021
Could Anne Sacoolas face jail over Harry Dunn’s death?
Harry Dunn
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Could Anne Sacoolas face jail over Harry Dunn’s death?

Former CIA spook could be made to serve a sentence in the US if convicted
14 Dec 2021
Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report
Trans rights protest
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Controversial transgender and migration views are not hate crimes, says report

Law Commission decides that gender critical arguments should be protected as ‘freedom of expression’
7 Dec 2021
PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims
A young man sniffs cocaine
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PM launches ten-year drugs plan amid cocaine in Commons claims

Government to target ‘casual’ middle-class users along with addicts and dealers
6 Dec 2021
Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction
Author Alice Sebold in 2018
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Sebold, Lucky and the wrongful rape conviction

Anthony Broadwater cried ‘tears of joy and relief’ after being exonerated following 16 years in prison
1 Dec 2021
Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined
Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell: the allegations examined

Prosecutors at New York trial will argue the British socialite groomed underage girls for Jeffrey Epstein
29 Nov 2021
What happens if prison places run out?
Prisoner
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What happens if prison places run out?

Governors’ association says inmates might have to be released early as jail population grows
25 Nov 2021
The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks
Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer
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The most corrupt countries in the world - and how the UK ranks

Boris Johnson claims sleaze attacks do ‘disservice’ to citizens of genuinely ‘dirty’ nations
18 Nov 2021
Will Alec Baldwin be prosecuted for fatal film-set shooting?
Alec Baldwin pictured prior to the accident
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Will Alec Baldwin be prosecuted for fatal film-set shooting?

Crew member files lawsuit against actor claiming he ‘played Russian roulette’ with deadly weapon
18 Nov 2021
Emad Al Swealmeen: the motivation for Liverpool taxi bomb examined
Emad Al Swealmeen
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Emad Al Swealmeen: the motivation for Liverpool taxi bomb examined

Suspected terrorist converted to Christianity at cathedral close to attack on Sunday
16 Nov 2021
Millionaire ‘mugged’ of bitcoin fortune by masked raiders
Social media entrepreneur Zaryn Dentzel
Stranger than fiction

Millionaire ‘mugged’ of bitcoin fortune by masked raiders

Co-founder of ‘Spanish Facebook’ says he was tortured into revealing cryptocurrency passwords
5 Nov 2021
What happened to Cleo Smith?
Cleo Smith, four, pictured in hospital
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What happened to Cleo Smith?

Terence Darrell Kelly appeared in court today after the toddler was rescued from his home
4 Nov 2021
Everything we know so far about the Tokyo ‘Joker’ knife attack
Emergency services arrive on the scene of the knife attack
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Everything we know so far about the Tokyo ‘Joker’ knife attack

Suspect reportedly told police he wanted to murder to get ‘death penalty’
1 Nov 2021
MoD urged to investigate cover-up claims in murder of Kenyan woman
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
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MoD urged to investigate cover-up claims in murder of Kenyan woman

Agnes Wanjiru was last seen with British soldier before her battered body was discovered in hotel septic tank
25 Oct 2021
The pros and cons of legal prostitution
Activists and sex workers participate in a ‘Slut Walk’
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The pros and cons of legal prostitution

Spain’s PM has vowed to ban sex work, which he says ‘enslaves’ women
21 Oct 2021
Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’
Nightclub dancefloor
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Nightclubs facing boycott over ‘needle spiking’

Priti Patel demands police action amid reports of women being drugged via drinks and needles
21 Oct 2021
Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?
David Amess tributes
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Prevent: is the UK’s anti-extremist programme fit for purpose?

Death of Southend West MP David Amess put anti-radicalisation programme back in the spotlight
19 Oct 2021
The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder
David Amess graffiti
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The potential motivations behind Amess’s murder

Police and security services said to be exploring a number of theories
18 Oct 2021
The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries
A Haitian man protests against rising gang violence on International Human Rights Day 2020
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The Haitian gang behind kidnapping of 17 missionaries

Experts say the notoriously violent criminals are responsible for 80% of abductions in the Caribbean country
18 Oct 2021
David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security
Portrait of David Amess at St Michael’s Church in Leigh-on-Sea
Expert’s view

David Amess, Jo Cox and the knotty problem of MPs’ security

Protecting politicians away from Parliament while maintaining democratic openness presents major challenges
18 Oct 2021
MP David Amess stabbed to death
David Amess
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MP David Amess stabbed to death

Man arrested following attack at the Conservative MP’s constituency surgery in Essex
15 Oct 2021
Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack
Police officers cordon off a crime scene in Kongsberg, Norway
The latest on . . .

Everything we know so far about the Norway bow and arrow attack

Suspect appears to have carried out an ‘act of terror’, security services say
14 Oct 2021
Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial
David and Penelope Jackson
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Penelope Jackson in Somerset stabbing trial

Woman told paramedics her abusive husband was ‘bleeding to death, with any luck’ after fatal attack
14 Oct 2021
Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’
Rikers Island prison facility pictured in 2018
Unreported world

Rikers Island: the US jail where inmates have ‘free rein’

Pandemic and staff shortages trigger total chaos at detention facility ‘notorious for violence and neglect’
13 Oct 2021
Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes
Jeremy Vine
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Anti-vaxxers accused of targeting TV stars’ homes

Campaigners have served presenters and pundits with ‘bogus’ legal documents
11 Oct 2021
An0m: the surveillance sting of the century
An0m shown on a phone
In Depth

An0m: the surveillance sting of the century

Simon Parkin reports on the encrypted messaging service used by criminals around the world
8 Oct 2021
Lucy Letby: who is the nurse accused of murdering eight babies?
Countess of Chester Hospital
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Lucy Letby: who is the nurse accused of murdering eight babies?

The 31-year-old health worker would become ‘Britain’s most prolific child killer’ if convicted
5 Oct 2021
Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?
Home Secretary Priti Patel
Today’s big question

Are the Conservatives still the party of law and order?

Priti Patel and Dominic Raab unveil latest plans for cracking down on crime
5 Oct 2021
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