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BASC seeks clarity on expanded SSPCA powers

In light of new investigatory powers granted to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (SSPCA), the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has issued a letter to Police Scotland and the Crown Office, urging them to closely monitor and guard against the potential for bias in any evidence gathered by the… Read more »

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Mental health sentences 'unhelpful'
Mental health sentences ‘unhelpful’

By politics.co.uk staff Community sentences are not meeting their potential to keep offenders with mental health problems out of prison, a new report has claimed. Research by the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health published today claims few people are given a Mental Health Treatment Requirement (MHTR) by the courts as they are poorly understood and… Read more »

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Armed Forces self-harm on the rise
Armed forces’ upward self-harm trend identified

Self-harm among members of the Armed Forces is on the rise, a study released today has concluded. Findings published in the March edition of the British Journal of Psychiatry based on individuals presenting themselves to an Oxfordshire hospital between 1989 and 2003 noted an 80 per cent increase. Female personnel were especially at risk of… Read more »