We work with charities and social enterprise organisations to develop and carry out programmes to reduce re-offending. This type of information may help to establish some factual element to conflicting circumstantial accounts. The reviewing CPS prosecutor will need to consider if the child is capable of giving understandable evidence. Potential benefits of such checks include revealing that the suspect: Weapons These might not be standard weapons and could be ordinary domestic items. When sexual offences are disclosed, officers should provide victims with relevant information about local services such as SARCs or the local equivalent where they can access support and healthcare. Children can, and often want to, give an account of events.
It may show the history and nature of contact between the victim and perpetrator. Depending on the nature and number of communications, it may be sufficient for an officer to transcribe the text messages or calls or even take photographs of the phone screen to show the content. For further details of the investigative process, see APP on investigation. Photographic evidence — victim care issues Officers should inform the victim that photographic evidence obtained could be used as evidence in any subsequent criminal or civil proceedings, eg, child contact hearings. Alerts are channelled through the PNC and will flag to officers the fact that a particular action is required in connection with the person. A victim in fear may also lose control of their bodily functions, which may present further opportunities for corroborating their account if significant amounts of bodily fluids are present in carpet or other furnishings. The potential for using house-to-house enquiries should be identified early in the investigation. For example, they can show where benefits and salaries are paid and who has access to the money. Officers should assess the potential for interviewing child witnesses based on the age and circumstances of the child. This mainly relates to serious crime or crimes affecting more than one member state. Competence to give evidence in criminal proceedings depends on understanding not age and children of any age can give evidence. See victim withdrawals for what to do when the victim withdraws support for a prosecution. An intermediary should be considered for all interviews with children, whether or not they have specific communication difficulties. Officers should inform CSIs of the relevant areas to assess for fingerprinting. The configuration of marks, abrasions and bruises may offer comparison with items associated with the assault. We work with the Welsh Government to ensure that what we deliver is in line with the policies the Welsh Government creates for the people of Wales. In a domestic abuse case, when the identity of the suspect is not in question, officers should not assume that collection of DNA evidence is inappropriate. Police National Computer Officers should check the PNC for any relevant information, especially bail conditions, orders or markers. Europol can provide intelligence information in relation to EU member states. If the victim has a preference regarding the gender of the photographer, this should be respected where possible. This type of information may help to establish some factual element to conflicting circumstantial accounts. Even where this is not possible, the disclosure could be used as bad character evidence. Lines of enquiry Officers should consider these potential lines of enquiry: We work with charities and social enterprise organisations to develop and carry out programmes to reduce re-offending. Spotlight on controlling or coercive behaviour In addition to standard lines of enquiry, officers investigating a potential offence of controlling or coercive behaviour under section 76 of the Serious Crime Act should focus on identifying a pattern of behaviour across different types of evidence.
Video about managing unregistered sex offenders in the uk:
Q30: What Happens To Sex Offenders in Prison? (Part 2)
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