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'Credible' Rape Cases Not Making It To Court, Top Prosecutor Warns

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

Credible rape cases are failing to make it to court because of inconsistency and misinterpretation by police, the head of prosecutions for England and...

LOOK: Government Reveals Potential Jail Sentences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has revealed that the worst benefit cheats will now be jailed for up to 10 years. But look what ...

CPS Publishes Full and Final Social Media Prosecution Guidelines

Brian John Spencer | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Social media users beware: you cannot tweet with impunity. Social media has made publishing vastly easier, but it has not made publishing responsibility free. And while the law was caught sleeping, it is now clear: the criminal and civil can come after you and hold you to account. Ignorance is no defense. So take note.

Blocking Snoopers' Charter Could See Terrorists Go Free, Clegg Warned

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

The Director of Prosecutions has warned Nick Clegg not to block new snooping powers, it has been reported. Keir Starmer said there was a "real risk...

It Is Time To Start Taking Child Abuse Victims Seriously

Javed Khan | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The DPP's plan to re-assess the reliability and credibility tests for young and vulnerable victims is much needed and will help to address the issue of taking child victims seriously. There will be less focus on the victims' credibility and more on the suspect and their pattern of behaviour.

Social Media and the Law: Know Where You Stand

Brian John Spencer | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

Real time social media communications have utterly flattened and revolutionized the ways of the world. But with this incredible good has come a large measure of bad. The anonymous internet troll is now ubiquitous, the keyboard warrior is part of the daily rhythm and the anti-social social media user is common place.

Social Media Prosecutions: Why I Have Published Guidelines Today

Keir Starmer QC | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Tech
Keir Starmer QC

It is perhaps worth remembering that the Communications Act was originally drafted in 1935, to protect telephone operator staff from abuse. Through various re-enactments its reach has extended from telephones to all those using the internet.

'Red Army' Protests Turn Violent

Ryan Cassidy | Posted 19.09.2011 | UK
Ryan Cassidy

What started out as a peaceful protest, with the aim of calling for an end to the current poor economic and for democratic governance to be implemente...