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Victims and resolutions

The police service is just one element of the wider criminal justice system. HMICFRS works with other inspectorates in order to provide a fuller picture of victims’ journeys through the criminal justice system.

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

HMICFRS, together with HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, inspected the investigation and prosecution of rape in England and Wales. This inspection was published in two parts.

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse, Protecting people online, Victims and resolutions

The protection of children is one of the most serious and important responsibilities entrusted to the police service. In March 2013, we published the report ‘Mistakes were made: HMIC’s review into allegations and intelligence material concerning Jimmy Savile between 1964 and 2012’. Following on from this report, in early 2014 we started a programme of

Our Work  —  Victims and resolutions

The population of England and Wales is ageing. While research shows that those in this age group are less at risk of crime overall than other groups, some crime types – such as those linked to physical, mental, or financial abuse – disproportionately affect older people. Some older people are especially at risk, either because

Our Work  —  Victims and resolutions

Criminal Justice System reform Getting cases ready for court – A joint review of the quality of prosecution case files by HMIC and HMCPSI – 2013 In our recent report, Stop the Drift 2, we examined a sample of case files in the magistrates’ courts where the police had anticipated a guilty plea from the

Our Work  —  Victims and resolutions

HMICFRS has a long history of engaging in joint inspection activity with: HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate; HM Inspectorate of Probation; HM Inspectorate of Prisons; and, until its closure, HM Inspectorate of Court Administration, The Police and Justice Act 2006 established a statutory responsibility on each of the five inspectorates to: co-operate with each other,

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

In 2016/17, HMICFRS and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) carried out the first inspection into harassment and stalking. The aims of the inspection were to: assess the effectiveness of police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in dealing with cases involving harassment and stalking, and to examine the service received by victims. HMI

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

To supplement inspection findings from the 2017 joint inspection into harassment and stalking, we asked the University of Worcester to carry out a qualitative study of the experiences and perceptions of victims. The inclusion of these experiences in the full report, ‘Living in fear – the police and CPS response to harassment and stalking’, give

Our Work  —  Policing on the beat, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

Living in a different world: Joint review of disability hate crime – 2013 This joint inspection assessed how the police, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and probation trusts deal with crimes against disabled people. This involved reviewing how the three agencies work and revealed problems in the detection and recording of crimes targeted against people because

Our Work  —  Police engagement with women and girls, Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

Summary On 26 March 2021, the Home Secretary commissioned HMICFRS to inspect how the police work with female victims, offenders and witnesses. The report was published in two sections. We published our interim report in July 2021. We published our final report in September 2021. Interim report: Inspection into how effectively the police engage with

Our Work  —  Protecting people from violence and abuse, Victims and resolutions

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services will carry out a thematic inspection of how well police address serious youth violence to reduce violent crime involving young people (particularly between the ages of 16 to 24 years). The inspection will assess: How well the police address serious youth violence,