publication . Conference object . 2018

Safer communities: investigating the international response to knife crime

Nichols-Drew, L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference 2018 Violent crime is a frequent occurrence in the UK, predominantly due to knives, with both urban and rural areas significantly impacted. Personal casework experience of the author has involved the forensic laboratory examination of bladed weapons from including murder, sexual offences, armed robberies, aggravated burglaries, wildlife crime, cold case reviews and terrorism offences. The September 2017 Crime Survey of England and Wales recorded 37,443 knife offences; a 21% annual rise impacting 38 of 44 police forces. This has a profound societal impact on the multi-agency response. Critically, the NH...
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free text keywords: Knife Crime Forensic Science Investigation
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publication . Conference object . 2018

Safer communities: investigating the international response to knife crime

Nichols-Drew, L.;