Creating Public Value in Responding to Domestic Abuse

Written by Dr Linda Reid, Alliance Manchester Business School How can the police and agencies responsible for tackling domestic abuse connect with their communities and create public value in this area of work? There is copious research about the phenomenon of domestic abuse, but little that is written from a leadership perspective.  This doctoral case study … Read more

Counting crime, rethinking conventional measures

Written by Mark Bangs, Deputy Head of Crime Statistics, Office for National Statistics Official statistics on crime in England and Wales have been collated and published for over 100 years. Many aspects of these statistics have changed over this time, to adapt to the changing nature of crime and a growing demand for more detailed data. One … Read more

Coordinated Community Responses: Housing Providers and Domestic Abuse

Written by Kelly Henderson, PhD researcher at Durham University, Co-founder of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and works for housing provider Gentoo.  I am in my final year of my PhD at Durham University – my research examines the role of housing providers in a coordinated community response to domestic abuse. Whilst there is … Read more

Which drinking practices are associated with violent behaviour?

Written by Dr Carly Lightowlers The association between alcohol and violence Due to its association with violent outcomes, heavy episodic or ‘binge’ drinking remains a concern in the fields of public health and criminal justice. In wider discourse and policy responses ‘binge’ drinking has focused on younger populations given their frequent and often public displays … Read more

Possibilities for organisational learning and culture change through policing partnerships in safeguarding children

In this blog, Dr Xavier L’Hoiry (University of Sheffield) and Professor Adam Crawford (University of Leeds) reflect on some key points raised in a recently published article in Policing and Society which draws on findings of research funded by the ESRC. The full article – ‘Boundary crossing: networked policing and emergent “communities of practice” in … Read more

Spice and police custody: there must be a better way

Kelly J. Stockdale, Teesside University A string of shocking videos showing users of the drug “spice” in frozen and catatonic states on Britain’s streets and in prisons have sparked a national debate about how to deal with the substance and its users. But these disturbing images are just a snapshot. The true cost is yet … Read more

Co-production in police research: towards a model of greater inclusivity

Written by Sean Butcher, University of Leeds  ‘Communities have problems; universities have departments’. So remarked the OECD in 1982, in a not-so-thinly veiled attack on the academy that lamented its inability to influence positive social change. Higher education institutions, it observed, were rigid and unintegrated. Its people, and their linked interests, were divided by faculties … Read more

Policing with a Purpose: A Leadership Compass

by Dr Stephen Brookes, University of Manchester Business School I recently had the opportunity to consider the policing challenges facing Police Scotland, along with colleagues from the Scottish Institute of Policing Research and senior practitioners[1].  Concern had been expressed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland about an apparent absence of a long-term vision … Read more

Knowledge Co-Production and the Policing of Football Crowd Violence.

Professor Clifford Stott, Co-Director Keele University Policing Academic Collaboration (K-PAC). On the 25th January 2017 Djurgården IFK (DIF), one of Stockholm’s three major football clubs – played a friendly against Vasalund, a small club based in the Solna district of north Stockholm. Solna is the heartland of Allmänna Idrottsklubben or AIK, one of Stockholm’s other … Read more