Section 8: Reporting Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour



We must ensure that material likely to encourage or incite the commission of crime, or lead to disorder, is not included on our services.  However, this is not intended to restrict the broadcasting of any content where a clear public interest can be demonstrated.


We will ensure that detailed descriptions or demonstrations of criminal techniques which could enable the commission of illegality are not included on our services unless clearly editorially justified.


We must seek to balance the public interest in reporting crime with respect for the privacy and dignity of victims and their families.


Investigations into crime or anti-social behaviour, involving deception and/or intrusion, must be clearly editorially justified and proportionate to the wrongdoing they seek to expose.