Tags: Crime

Whistleblowing has increased by 88% since April for white collar crime

Prosecutions for white collar crime in the financial services sector are likely to increase in 2014 following an 88% rise in the number of whistleblowing reports received by the FCA’s ‘Whistleblowing desk’, according to international law firm Pinsent Masons. Data obtained from the Financial Conduct Authority by Pinsent Masons shows that whistleblowing reports have increased…

Call for employers to stop discriminating against ex-offenders

Have you ever noticed the tick box on job application forms asking ‘Do you have any unspent criminal convictions? Yes or no’? If you’d been fined £300 for a driving offence by a court, you’d have to tick that box for 5 years. For a prison sentence of over 2.5 years, you’d have to tick that…

Usdaw appeals for a more serious approach to retail crime

A new report has shown that tens of thousands of retail staff are being subject to assault, threatening behaviour and verbal abuse. The data from employers’ group, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), as part of its annual Retail Crime Survey, shows that the number of incidents of crime increased across all categories except violence against…

Rapists and killers apply to be teachers

Just over 4,000 offenders applied for teachers’ jobs in 2011, including paedophiles, violent thugs and drug dealers, the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has revealed. In all, the offenders had 9,493 criminal convictions, including child sex offences, prostitution, gross indecency, arson and threatening to kill, the CRB said, claiming that so far it had prevented over…