The Thin Blue Line Blog has recently published Part 1 of it’s report into the UK Criminal Justice System and in particular the role of the police in that process (see extract below)…
Never has the police service had so much money, so many officers or such access to technology. Yet never has public dissatisfaction with the police been so widespread. Complaints against the police have doubled in the past three years. This big increase, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is due to allegations from law-abiding, middle-class, middle-aged and retired people. These traditional supporters of the police have never felt so let down.
A Home Office report, considered the most authoritative in the country, shows a huge gap between how we want to be policed, how the front line police want to police us and how we are actually policed. Why is there this gap and what can be done about it?
I really would recommend that any of my readers who have an interest in the topic read the full report.