PIC or mix: Police Investigation Centres or cross border collaboration

Flint, Simon (2013) PIC or mix: Police Investigation Centres or cross border collaboration. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Over the last three years the future of our police service has once more moved to the centre of political debate. In July 2010, the Home Office published: ‘Policing in the 21st Century: Reconnecting Police and the People’ and the Home Secretary stated in her introduction that it heralded “the most radical change to policing in 50 years.” Furthermore, in October 2010, the Comprehensive Spending Review, under the Coalition Government, outlined a 20 per cent cut to police funding by 2014/15. Hampshire Police has already instigated large-scale change in funding and resourcing; these changes are set to continue in an effort to reduce government spending. To stop recruiting would provide short-term savings but presents different issues for the future of policing.
    A further way to reduce expenditure is to review the estates programme. This dissertation therefore describes and reviews attempts to explore the most cost effective and least bureaucratic use of custody centres in Hampshire. This dissertation, PICK or MIX, Police Investigation Centres or Cross Border Collaboration, takes the form of a literature review with a first hand trial of partnership working across the Hampshire and Wiltshire border. Consideration is given to previous studies on the subject of police detention and relevant HMIC recommendations. Problems with legislation and policy are critically examined. The study concludes that there are at least three choices for reducing costs and provides various options for consideration with the use of Police Investigation Centres considered the superior long term solution.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2015 14:25
    Last Modified: 06 Mar 2015 14:25
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/16903

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