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Hands, Face, Cyber Space: How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Growth of Cybercrime

Steven Kemp, David Buil-Gil and Yongyu Zeng are the team behind ‘CyberUp – Analysing the Growth in Cybercrime during COVID-19 and Post Pandemic Trends’, funded by the Research Collaboration Fund for Research Staff of the University of Manchester, which explores changes in digital everyday activities and opportunities for online crime during and after the COVID-19 … Read more Hands, Face, Cyber Space: How the Pandemic is Accelerating the Growth of Cybercrime

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Police Powers, Human Rights, and Legitimacy

N8PRP Academic Director, Professor Geoff Pearson, looks back on the policing of assembly during the pandemic, and forwards to the new Policing Bill and asks if we are facing a new crisis of legitimacy in the police. The Health Protection Regulations introduced during Covid-19 gave the police in England and Wales broad, and in modern … Read more Police Powers, Human Rights, and Legitimacy

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Partnering Up to Tackle Cybercrime

Justin Partridge, Leeds University Business School and Visiting Fellow at the Open University Centre for Policing Research and Learning, considers the major issues facing the policing of cybercrime ahead of the second session of the Policing Innovation Forum 2021: Partnering Up Against Cybercrime. Police forces have wrestled with both new forms of crime and new … Read more Partnering Up to Tackle Cybercrime

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N8 PRP Blog April 21

N8 PRP’s new project manager, Helen Gordon-Smith, on the year so far and what’s ahead

As everyone has a breather over the Easter break, it seems like a moment to introduce myself as the new project manager for N8 PRP, look back on what’s happened so far, and take a look at what’s ahead for the partnership this year. I took up this role in February after 4 years in … Read more N8 PRP’s new project manager, Helen Gordon-Smith, on the year so far and what’s ahead

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A blog by Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine, Head of Criminal Justice at Merseyside Police and N8 PRP Policing Director

When I was appointed to the position of co-director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP), I couldn’t have anticipated that my tenure would begin in such unusual circumstances. The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown has presented police forces across the country with the challenge of policing by consent in unprecedented times when there … Read more A blog by Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine, Head of Criminal Justice at Merseyside Police and N8 PRP Policing Director

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