iIIRG 10th Annual Conference & Masterclass @ Portola Holtel & Spa, California.
Jul 3 – Jul 7 all-day
Regulating the Market for Policing @ Moot Court School of Law University of Sheffield
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

04 July 2017 | 10:30 – 15:00 | Seminar
School of Law, University of Sheffield


As part of the Markets in Policing ESRC Seminar Series, the seventh seminar will be entitled ‘Regulating the Market for Policing’ and be held at the University of Sheffield on 4 July 2017.

The seminar comprises two sessions either side of lunch with a different focus: regulating in theory and regulating in practice.

The first session is entitled ‘Regulating the Market for Policing in Theory’ and presenters include:

Professor John Braithwaite (Australian National University)
Professor Mark Button (University of Portsmouth)
Professor Ian Loader (University of Oxford)
Mr Peter Stiernstedt (University of Portsmouth)
Dr Adam White (University of Sheffield).

The second session is entitled ‘Regulating the Market for Policing in Practice’ and presenters include:

Dave Humphries (Director of Partnerships and Interventions, Security Industry Authority)
James Kelly (Chief Executive, British Security Industry Association)
Fernand Hollevoet (G4S Belgium)

Detailed programme to follow.

Location Details

Moot Court
School of Law
University of Sheffield
Winter Street
S3 7ND

Researching Policing @ Room 2.21, Research Beehive, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:15 pm

The N8 PRP Training and Learning and Co-Production strands are jointly convening a one-day workshop showcasing the research on/for/about/by policing being supported by the N8 PRP small grants programme.

The Small Grants Awards pump-prime research into targeted and important areas of policing work where the gaps in knowledge are most prominent and where research benefits are of greatest value, providing the necessary flexibility to move swiftly to respond to emergent areas of policing, new challenges and pressing concerns. This joint event showcases two completed Round 1 research projects in the morning and introduces five new research projects which were awarded funding in spring 2017 (Round 2) in the afternoon.


10.00-10.20am Registration – with coffee

10.20-10.30am Welcome and Introduction to the day – Jill Clark & Jude Towers

10.30-10.45am Opening address from Dame Vera Baird QC

10.45-11.30am Policing Bitcoin: Investigating, Evidencing and Prosecuting Crimes involving Crypocurrency – Phil Larratt

11.30-12.15pm Exploring Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use and its Consequences for Police Practitioners and Substance Users in the North East of England – Michelle Addison and Kelly Stockdale

12.15-1.00pm Lunch

1.00-1.30pm Policing Drugs in North Yorkshire – Charlie Lloyd

1.30-2.00pm Police Officer Responses to Coercive Control – Charlotte Barlow

2.00-2.30pm Innovations in Policing Domestic Violence: Understanding Success to Build Capacity – Mike Rowe

2.30-2.45pm Afternoon tea break

2.45-3.15pm Exploring the Impacts of Body Worn Video in Incidents of Domestic Abuse – Stuart Lister

3.15-3.45pm The Manipulative Presentation Techniques of Controlling and Coercive Offenders – Steve Watson

3.45-4.15pm Final reflections, questions and building research networks


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If you would like to attend the upcoming N8 PRP workshop 'Researching Policing' on 25th July 2017 then please fill in the form below and a member of the team will contact you shortly the confirm your place.

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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.

Symposium on ‘The Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction’ @ The Carriageworks Meeting Room 2
Sep 12 all-day

Symposium on ‘The Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction’

12 September 2017

The Carriageworks Meeting Room 2, 3 Millennium Square, Leeds LS2 3AD

This symposium will showcase recent research results from project partners (with findings split across the genres of newstexts, crime fiction, and true crime documentaries), welcomes feedback from participants, and features a group of especially invited speakers:

  • Mark Burns-Williamson, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire and Chair of the National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery Network;
  • Ruth Dugdall, crime fiction writer;
  • Paul Kenyon,  journalist/writer/film-maker; and
  • Professor Kevin Bales, academic/writer/Free the Slaves co-founder.

Practitioners, academics and policy makers will come together to investigate the ways in which transnational human trafficking is portrayed across a range of influential text types, questioning the implications that this portrayal has for policy-related response. Participants include academics, writers, film makers and a range of human trafficking charity, institution, foundation, and media subject matter experts.

If you would like to attend this event then please fill out the form below and return to Christiana Gregoriou

Registration Form


Project Information: Representation of transnational human trafficking in present-day news media, true crime, and fiction



New Advances in Restorative Justice Theory and Practice – CCJS 30th Anniversary Conference @ Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Sep 18 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 19 @ 4:30 pm


As a part of the Thirtieth Anniversary celebrations of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) at the University of Leeds, this conference will bring together and showcase research, practice and theorising about future direction and new advances in restorative justice.

Over two days the conference will bring together international experts, scholars and practitioners to debate new directions in restorative justice research and practice. The first day will focus on the use of restorative justice in the resolution of inter-personal conflicts (primarily in the UK) while the second day will focus on the use of restorative practices in inter-group and international conflicts and settings.

Tickets are available for the full conference, or one day only. An evening meal on the 18th September is also optional until fully booked. Booking is required and can be done by following the link below.

Day One will explore conclusions from recently completed research into restorative justice within policing undertaken by the University of Sheffield and University of Leeds as part of the national Police Knowledge Fund. Speakers from the UK and overseas will help to situate the findings within a wider discussion and debate about possible futures in restorative justice not only in the UK but internationally. Day Two will broaden the scope to explore findings from international research into the role of restorative justice in transitional societies and inter-group conflicts.

Confirmed speakers include:

Day One:

  • Joanna Shapland, University of Sheffield
  • Adam Crawford, University of Leeds
  • Emily Gray, University of Sheffield
  • Dan Burn, University of Leeds
  • Jon Collins, Restorative Justice Council
  • Nicole Westmarland, Durham University
  • Clare McGlynn, Durham University
  • Ian Marder, University of Leeds
  • Jennifer Llewellyn, Dalhousie University

Day Two

  • Ivo Aertsen, KU Leuven
  • Stephan Parmentier, KU Leuven
  • Meredith Rossner, LSE
  • Tim Chapman, University of Ulster
  • Kieran McEvoy, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Shadd Maruna, Manchester University
  • Estelle Zinsstag, KU Leuven
  • Jonathan Doak, Nottingham Trent University
  • David O’Mahony, Essex University


Event costs:

  • 1 day ticket for 18th September 2017 – £90
  • 1 day ticket for 19th September 2017 – £90
  • 2 day conference ticket (18th & 19th September 2017) – £150
  • 3 course conference dinner – £50


For more information on the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies click here.

Contact: Steph Abraham.

This event is also listed on the university of leeds, Law School website