National Legal Database

Most of the databases listed below are index journals that can provide the full text of a journal article. Indexes list bibliographic information about the article, such as: article title, author, journal name, volume, number, page number, date, and keywords or descriptors. In 2014, PNLD developed an open access online resource that provides collective information to victims and witnesses with the West Yorkshire Police and Criminal Commissioner. The website was launched in October 2014 with the support of Baroness Helen Newlove, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales. The site contains 400 questions and answers on how victims and witnesses should be treated in the criminal justice system under the Victims Code and the Witness Charter, with links to national support organizations. This page is no longer available nationally and has been returned to OPCC West Yorkshire. A West Yorkshire Police Team has set up an extensive database of relevant legal information for police officers. This legally required database is part of a set of resources that the NCSL has developed to enable legislators to make important policy decisions about the effectiveness and accountability of law enforcement. The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is the main online source of information on criminal justice legislation.

The NLP Legal Database contains Acts of Parliament, common law, regulations, orders and statutes, case summaries and standard national offence wording and codes used throughout the court system of England and Wales. Legislative interest in policing and police accountability is currently at an unprecedented level. Deaths and other confrontations involving law enforcement agencies continue to fuel national policy conversations and encourage scrutiny of applicable national and local laws. From May 25, 2020 to the end of 2020, 36 states and Washington DC introduced more than 700 police accountability bills, nearly 100 of which were passed. The PNLD Annual Criminal Law Conference has been held since 2005 and continues to expand its commitment to education through high-profile legal presentations. Previous lectures have been held at Police Mutual HQ and sponsored by Oxford University Press. If the full text of an article does not appear in your results, check if there is a button next to the bibliographic information. If so, use this reference tool to find a copy of the article, either in print form (via the online catalogue) or in electronic form (by reference to another full-text online database). The PNLD is a national organisation run by West Yorkshire Police. The PNLD receives no funding from the central government and depends solely on subscription revenues. In addition to the 43 Home Office police forces in England and Wales and the UK Transport Police, PNLD subscribers include the Crown Prosecution Service, the Independent Office for Police Conduct, His Majesty`s Courts and Tribunals Service and other organisations responsible for investigating and prosecuting crimes. In addition to its online resources, PNLD`s legal team has written and contributed in various capacities in the area of OUP Blackstone manuals: PNLD, with support from the Cabinet Office, launched a Motoring & The Law app in November 2015 to make the law more accessible and understandable.

State legislators review and enact laws that address many aspects of law enforcement policy. State law can lay the foundation for the standard of practice in states and provide a basis for state regulators and local jurisdictions. The database paints a picture of what this baseline looks like across states and covers a range of policy areas that play a key role in effective and accountable law enforcement. The research project includes the legal review of the database. The PNLD was developed using the criminal law opinions used by the detective training wing of West Yorkshire Police. In 1994, advances in information technology led to the creation of a computerized „database“ of legal information, case law and national formulations of standards for criminal offences, which can be easily adapted to changes in legislation. The resource was first deployed to a consortium of nineteen armed forces before being accredited as a home office product under the umbrella of PITO (Police Information Technology Organization). By 2001, all 43 police forces of the Ministry of Internal Affairs had become subscribers.

Since its inception in 1994, the project has been national and the management of the NDP is now managed by a CAPA Advisory Board. In 2005, the public website Ask the Police was launched by MP Hazel Blears, then Minister of Police. This source of information contains answers to more than 900 most frequently asked questions about police and police affairs in general. By providing nationally consistent answers to their questions, Ask the Police allows the public to find the information they need at their convenience and reduces the number of non-emergency calls to police. The Law Library subscribes to a wide range of databases and electronic resources that provide legal and legislative information in the United States and around the world. Note that some commercial databases are only accessible to researchers when they are on-site in a Library of Congress reading room.