Policing, community safety, crime prevention and victim services have all gone through unprecedented changes in recent years. This pioneering partnership provides an ideal opportunity for research collaboration and knowledge exchange between the research, policy and policing practice.
The N8 Research Policing Partnership is an established research collaboration between the eight universities that comprise the N8 (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, York) and 11 policing forces and OPCCs across the north of England (Cheshire, Cumbria, Durham, Greater Manchester Police, Humberside, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Police, and West Yorkshire Police).
N8 PRP was established in 2013 and is currently co-funded by the partner HEIs and 12 Forces. The overall partnership aim is to build research co-production capacity, share knowledge between and across police organisations and the HE sector, develop and disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary policing problems, build research co-production capacity, and strengthen the evidence base on which police policy, practice, and training are developed.
- Building research co-production capacity;
- Develop and disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary policing problems;
- Strengthen the evidence base on which police policy, practice, and training are developed.
- Produce high quality, independent research;
- To build policing research and knowledge exchange capacity in HEIs;
- To enhance the quality, integrity, scope, synthesis and exploitation of datasets;
- To develop capacity and resources in (a) policing research and (b) police and crime data analytics;
- To encourage and foster the development of national and international links;
- To develop and disseminate a transferable model of practice.
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