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Age of criminal responsibility 'too low', experts say

 

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Advances in neuroscience suggest the age of criminal responsibility - 10 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland - might be too low, according to a study.

The Royal Society report considers areas where recent scientific findings could have an impact on the law.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 14:11

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UK Riots: Hatred Of Police Drove Thousands To Violence, Guardian/LSE Report Claims

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Anger with the police was a key cause of the riots which hit England in August, a study has said.

Widespread frustration with policing methods, and a deeper sense of antipathy with the force as a whole, was widespread among the rioters according to the study by the London School of Economics and the Guardian.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:46

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IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011 goes to hijacked ship Master Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea

 

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Captain Seog Hae-gyun of the Republic of Korea, Master of the chemical tanker Samho Jewelry, has been presented with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2011, for his decisive, brave and courageous actions to protect his ship and crew during a vicious pirate attack in the Indian Ocean, which left him with serious and long-lasting injuries.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:47

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Better IT security education could have prevented SCADA hack

 

Infosecurity Europe says better IT security education could have prevented the high-level SCADA water systems hack in the US

Commenting on reports that a SCADA-based water system in the US has been hacked by cybercriminals - apparently based in Russia - the organisers of the Infosecurity Europe show say this highlights the very real dangers that hackers now pose to everyone in society.

According to Claire Sellick, the show’s event director, the hack appears to stem from an incursion into the SCADA software vendor’s systems, raising the spectre of other water systems in the US – and elsewhere in the world – being vulnerable to attack.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2011 10:44

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Does anybody regulate private investigators?

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Under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, provision was made for private investigators to be licensed.

The Act set up the Security Industry Authority which prioritised the licensing of bouncers and wheel clampers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 15:08

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