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Watchdog says chokehold report will be “troubling”

Watchdog says chokehold report will be “troubling”

The new chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board has said that a forthcoming study would reveal "troubling" findings about the alleged use of chokeholds by police officers.…

The law of joint enterprise needs review, leading academics tell MPs

The law of joint enterprise needs review, leading academics tell MPs

MPs on the Justice Select Committee were told that the law of joint enterprise can cause miscarriages of justice and needs to be reviewed.…

Family of dad who died in police custody welcomes new support for relatives

Family of dad who died in police custody welcomes new support for relatives

The family of a dad who died in police custody has welcomed the launch of a support project for bereaved relatives as they face inquest hearings.…

Study finds 1-in-5 US women have been victims of rape

Study finds 1-in-5 US women have been victims of rape

Nearly 2 million American women were raped in the year before taking the CDC’s 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.…

What do recent [US-based] botched executions mean for death penalty?

What do recent [US-based] botched executions mean for death penalty?

Is the death penalty on its last leg? The question is being discussed this summer after three high-profile, prolonged executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and most recently Arizona.…

Prison lights-out policy could worsen mental health crisis

Prison lights-out policy could worsen mental health crisis

Plans to impose a strict 10.30pm lights out policy in prisons could worsen the mental health crisis in Britain's jails as vulnerable young inmates are forced into darkness.…

China’s worrying use of capital punishment for political ends

China’s worrying use of capital punishment for political ends

It had been a quiet two years in the news concerning capital punishment in China but the political agenda of recent announcements of executions is a cause for concern.…

Latest reports from the IAP

Latest reports from the IAP

The following are a series of resources and reports published by The Independent Advisory Panel on deaths in custody.…