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What is going on? Guest editorial Martin O’Neill What is going on? Martin O’Neill is based at the Department of Policing, This special edition on UK homicide investigations cannot be more timely, given the current Canterbury Christ Church landscape within the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. One could be forgiven for University, Canterbury, UK. thinking that British criminal justice raises the same problems on an almost cyclical basis, with recurring problems manifesting in the form of miscarriages of justice (MOJs), poor investigations of rape and domestic abuse reports, poor investigation of apparent or actual homicides, and ongoing issues with one of the areas of practice considered to be fundamental to justice and designed to reduce MOJs: the disclosure regime underpinned by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA), codes of practice and various explanatory and guidance documents. There is a history of high-profile failings that serve to place poor police practice in the spotlight and amplify in a negative way how the public see police abilities to solve major crime. As Brookman and Innes (2013) suggest, often how police investigate major crimes is used as a “barometer” of police success. In contrast, the way police have honed investigative practice in relation http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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2056-3841
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10.1108/JCRPP-09-2019-056
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Guest editorial Martin O’Neill What is going on? Martin O’Neill is based at the Department of Policing, This special edition on UK homicide investigations cannot be more timely, given the current Canterbury Christ Church landscape within the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales. One could be forgiven for University, Canterbury, UK. thinking that British criminal justice raises the same problems on an almost cyclical basis, with recurring problems manifesting in the form of miscarriages of justice (MOJs), poor investigations of rape and domestic abuse reports, poor investigation of apparent or actual homicides, and ongoing issues with one of the areas of practice considered to be fundamental to justice and designed to reduce MOJs: the disclosure regime underpinned by the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act (CPIA), codes of practice and various explanatory and guidance documents. There is a history of high-profile failings that serve to place poor police practice in the spotlight and amplify in a negative way how the public see police abilities to solve major crime. As Brookman and Innes (2013) suggest, often how police investigate major crimes is used as a “barometer” of police success. In contrast, the way police have honed investigative practice in relation

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Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and PracticeEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 16, 2019

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