The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report which suggests that victims of crimes should have the opportunity to track the progress of their cases via the internet.
According to the institute, up to date information regarding arrests, investigations, court appearances and prison sentences should be accessible via smartphones or secure web pages.
However, this is not a new concept. In fact, in some locations, the idea has already been introduced.
Last year, the Avon and Somerset police force set up dedicated website TrackMyCrime, which allowed victims to track the status of a crime via an efficient system.
The IPPR has stated that the lack of information currently available to victims of crime directly relates to the level of public confidence in the criminal justice system.
It remains to be seen whether or not this initiative will be rolled out across the rest of England and Wales.
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