N8 PRP Police-Community Engagement Showcase @ the studio leeds
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:45 pm

On Tuesday 9th May the Public Engagement Strand of the N8 Policing Research Partnership will hold a “Police-Community Engagement Showcase” event in Leeds.

Who is the event for?

The event is an opportunity for policing practitioners and researchers to showcase innovation, experimentation and good practice in police-community engagement and to meet other police officers and staff, and researchers, who are interested in community engagement.

The event will also include time for focused discussions and feedback on key issues raised by presentations, and for informal networking. It will act as the launch event for a North of England police-community engagement network. The network will support sharing ideas, innovation and best practice, and help support the development of new research collaborations.


09.15 – Registration and Coffee

09.45 – Welcome – Professor Adam Crawford, Director, N8 Policing Research Partnership

09.55 – Introduction – Dr. Liz Turner, University of Liverpool

10.05 – Dr. Xavier L’Hoiry and Stuart Lister – Towards a conceptual framework for implementing police-community engagement

10.35 – Dr. Donna Marie Brown – Restoring broken relationships: The role of Community Wardens in improving police-community engagement

11.05 – Break

11.25 – Parallel Session 1

Room 1 – Getting the messages across

 ‘In the Know’

Inspector Abid Khan (Lancashire Constabulary) and Mike Douglas

North Yorkshire Community Messaging (NYCM)

Inspector Victoria Taylor and Sgt Heidi Lewis (North Yorkshire Police)

The use of Q & A on Social Media and Radio

Sgt Adie Knowles (Neighbourhood Policing Morecombe) and Andy Crook (Digital Communications Officer) (Lancashire Constabulary)

Room 2 – Bringing the public in

Celebrating Local Superheroes

Sarah Harris and Emma Newman (Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Durham)


Sgt Keith Burke, Force Citizens in Policing Coordinator (Merseyside Police)

Student Guardianship Scheme

Annaliese Emmerson, Project Officer (West Yorkshire Police)

12.20 – Leanne Vickers – The Six Pillars of Community Policing (Introducing the Unity Project)

12.45 – Lunch

13.30 – Dr. Pamela Fisher – Re-imagining professionalism towards co-production

14.00 – Dr. Nick Bland – Democratising participation in local public policing: trialling a citizens’ jury

14.30 – Parallel Session 2

Room 1 – Working with the public

Community Engagement Leeds IAG

Chief Inspector Jackie Marsh (West Yorkshire Police) and Imran Shah (Leeds IAG Chair)

The role of public scrutiny in specialist operational training

Peter Oluotch (Diversity Panel Member) and Sgt Gary Jackson (Humberside Police)

Wider Community Engagement in the Face of Brexit

PC David Burton and Sgt Adrian Oakes (Northumbria Police)

Room 2 – Vulnerability, inclusion and diversion

Understanding Vulnerability within Communities

Supt. Tracy Bradley (Humberside Police)

Youth inclusion and diversion in the community (Fishing)

Sgt Darren Bedford and PC Chris Madden (West Yorkshire Police)

KICKS – Effective Youth Diversionary Activity

Inspector John Sacker (Merseyside Police)         

15.25 – Break

15.45 – Group Discussions

16.15 – Feedback Session

16.45 – Close

Please note, there are limited spaces left for this event. If you would like to attend please fill out the form below and a member of the team will contact you to confirm your reservation.

Registration: N8 PRP Police-Community Engagement Showcase

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One aim of the N8 PRP is to foster sustainable cultural change in a manner that facilitates closer relations between participating police forces and universities. Over the lifespan of the project we would like to contact participants to evaluate how our activities are impacting upon occupational and organisational cultures.

The Voluntary Sector in Criminal Justice: Setting the Research Agenda @ Bartolomé House, Winter Street, Sheffield, UK, S3 7ND
Jun 5 all-day

The aim of this workshop is to bring delegates from academia, practice and policy together to talk about their research needs, and establish the ‘state of the art’ in criminal justice voluntary sector research, paying particular attention to :

  • identifying needs and gaps in the research capacity of academics, practitioners and policymakers
  • voluntary sector governance, regulation and safeguarding in commissioning, contractual and informal service delivery relationships with statutory agencies
  • the effects of contractual provisions in shaping voluntary organisations’ activities
  • the range and adequacy of theoretical and methodological tools used in criminal justice voluntary sector research, and the ethics of such research.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Sarah Armstrong (Sociology Senior Research Fellow, University of Glasgow)
  • Nathan Dick (Head of Policy and Communications at Clinks)
  • Anita Dockley (Research Director, The Howard League for Penal Reform)
  • Dr Emma Hughes (Criminology Department Chair, California State University, Fresno, USA)
  • Professor Shadd Maruna (Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester)
  • Dr Rob Macmillan (Research Fellow, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Adam White (Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield)

If you have any questions, or require further information please contact Philippa Tomczak (


Registration Fee

Places are limited and registration is required for this event.

The delegate fee options are as follows:

  • Option 1 – £55 without dinner
  • Option 2 – £75 if you wish to join us for dinner

Please register here



BSA Regional Postgraduate Event: Policing Futures: Contexts, Practices and Debates @ University of Leeds
Jun 7 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Ben Bradford, Oxford University

Event Outline:

As part of the British Sociological Association’s regional postgraduate event series and supported by the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre’s Security, Conflict and Justice Pathway, and the N8 Policing Research Partnership, we are delighted to announce a call for papers for a forthcoming one-day postgraduate research (PGR) conference hosted by the University of Leeds – ‘Policing Futures: Contexts, Practices and Debates’.

The conference will facilitate a vibrant and constructive forum in which postgraduate researchers are encouraged to present their research on the developing contexts, practices and debates inherent within contemporary policing. The format is particularly suited to presenting research in progress, and for developing new and existing networks between postgraduate researchers within the broader policing field.

Call for Papers:

The conference organizing committee invites the submission of abstracts within the following broad themes:

  1. Policing in context: submissions may include research on transnational policing, plural policing, and policing and the media
  2. The practice of policing: submissions may include research on policing and crime reduction, models of policing, criminal investigation, drugs policing, policing organised crime, policing terror, and policing cybercrime
  3. Themes and debates in policing: submissions may include research on policing, race and ethnicity, policing young people, policing and gender, and police ethics and accountability.

Please note that the above criteria are merely intended as guidance – submissions on the periphery of these themes will also be considered. Timing allocations are strictly limited to 20 minutes per person.

Abstracts to be no more than 350 words and should be submitted to Jennifer Healy, no later than 17:00 on Thursday 13th April 2017.



Conference Costs: BSA Members £10; British Society of Criminology (BSC) Members £10 (BSC members will need to contact Sandria Charambolous at to receive the reduced fee); Non-BSA Members £25. Lunch will be provided.

Travel Bursaries: a small number of travel bursaries are available subject to application and distance travelled. Please email the organisers for more information on bursaries. Note: application does not guarantee bursary.

To book your place, please click HERE.

Organising Committee Contact Information:




Lessons from Duluth and Beyond: Policing Domestic Abuse as Part of a Coordinated Community Response @ Durham/Darlington (tbc)
Jun 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The N8 Policing Research Partnership (PRP) are delighted to announce that we have representatives from two of the leading domestic abuse organisations in the US coming over to talk to us about their approach. We will use this opportunity to reflect on policing domestic abuse and wider community responses across the N8 region.



Melissa Scaia, MPA, Director of International Training at Global Rights for Women, Co-Founder of Domestic Violence Turning Points, and former executive director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, “the Duluth Model”.

Scott Miller, Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Organizer for Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) in Duluth, MN and coordinator of the Men’s Non-Violence Program at DAIP.


Sessions include:

Organizing and Developing a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence:  Lessons from Duluth and Beyond

Coordinated Community Response (CCR) to domestic violence was first organized in the early 1980’s in Duluth, Minnesota as an intervention designed to centralize victim safety and to hold men who batter accountable for their violence.  In 2014, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), the city of Duluth and St. Louis County were awarded the “Gold Award” from the World Future Council and Inter-Parliamentary Union for the creation of the concept of ‘Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence’.  The concept of a CCR can be applied and adapted across different cultural contexts giving communities the tools to develop their own interventions. The involvement of each participant in a CCR is guided by the core principles of interventions designed to protect survivors from further harm.  When CCRs began developing, battered women told many partners that they wanted interveners to work with their partners to end their use of violence against them. Men’s nonviolence classes began in Duluth and abroad to help abusive men look more closely at their actions, intentions and beliefs and the effect their actions had on their partners and others. The Duluth men’s nonviolence classes help men get to the core of their actions and beliefs and is one of the most replicated programs for men who batter in the world. This approach to tackling violence against women has inspired violence protection law implementation and the creation of batterer intervention programs in the United States and around the world, including in countries such as Austria, Germany, Romania, and Australia.  This session will provide an overview of the Duluth Model, CCRs, men’s nonviolence classes and their implementation and adaptation in Duluth and across the globe.


Creating an Effective Law Enforcement Response to Domestic Violence within a Coordinated Community Response (CCR)

When agencies—from 911 to the courts—work together to create policies and procedures that interweave together, the whole system works in coordination to more effectively hold batterers accountable. Each agency has a part in identifying and rectifying gaps that hurt battered women.  Sometimes policies or plans that are developed and thought to help women who are battered actually cause more harm than good. The Duluth Model approach to creating a CCR keeps the voices of victims central to any policies or plans that are made by including victims and the advocates who work closely with them in all decision making.  Local police departments are essential in a CCR approach to intervening in domestic abuse incidents. The investigation of these cases sets the foundation for almost every subsequent action by the courts and community-based agencies. It is the cornerstone of an effective, coordinated inter-agency response.   This session will outline how a police department’s procedures and policies can be developed as part of a coordinated community response (CCR).


If you would like to attend this event please fill in the form below and a member of the team will contact you shortly to confirm your reservation.

Request to attend: Policing Domestic Abuse as Part of a Coordinated Community Response

Fields marked with an * are required

One aim of the N8 PRP is to foster sustainable cultural change in a manner that facilitates closer relations between participating police forces and universities. Over the lifespan of the project we would like to contact participants to evaluate how our activities are impacting upon occupational and organisational cultures.