Police handcuffing

Handcuffing a person on arrest might be perceived popularly as a regular, and even unremarkable, aspect of police practice. It signifies the reality that the … Read more

Brexit and EU Criminal Law

Police and judicial cooperation with the EU in criminal matters did not feature in the mainstream media coverage of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The misleading … Read more

Crown Prosecutors Code

The DPP has just produced the 8th edition of the Code for Crown Prosecutors in England and Wales. The first edition was published in 1986 … Read more

The future of policing

Only five weeks after the publication of the report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland (covered in the October issue of … Read more

European Public Prosecutor

The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is surely one of the most fundamental and ground-breaking innovations in criminal law and procedure. It can be traced … Read more

Crime victims strategy

The status and needs of victims of crime has moved towards centre stage in criminal justice in recent years. In 2015, the UK government published … Read more

Police reform in Ireland

The report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland was published on the 18th September. The Commission, the first of its kind … Read more


In a unanimous five judge decision in Shine v India, the Supreme Court of India overturned precedent to declare unconstitutional the colonial era offence of … Read more