Crypto Asset Firms in the UK, 2 Years after the FCA became involved.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) became the UK cryptoasset firms’ anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF) supervisor on January 10, 2020. We have to ask ourselves: “How well is…

Court Backlog

Having a backlog of cases in the criminal courts has been a problem for quite some time. Despite the fact that the number of unresolved cases increased during the pandemic,…

Community Payback

The government has announced the hiring of more than 500 new employees to work in the Community Payback programme. The goal is to be able to allow offenders to serve…

Suicide pact cases and so called ‘mercy killings’

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is seeking feedback on a proposed amendment to homicide legal advice to help prosecutors consider the public interest when dealing with suspects in fatalities involving…

Cyber Crime in the UK

The UK government has established a “new world-leading regulation” to ensure that consumers’ phones, smart TVs, fitness trackers, tablets, and other internet-connected devices are better protected from hackers. Why? According…

Fixed penalty notices (Covid 19)

Since March 2020, more than 85,000 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) have been issued in England for violations of the Covid restrictions. What is the concept of a fixed penalty notice?…

Deletion of Police Records (ACPO)

The Association of Chief Police Officers, or ACPO, established a Criminal Records Office, or ACRO, in 2006. The aim was for ACRO to better organize the management of criminal records…

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