Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research

The N8 Policing Research Partnership recently supported a conference at the University of Leeds which explored ‘Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research’.  In this blog-post Daniel Pugh, PhD candidate at Leeds University Business School, identifies some of the key messages to emerge during the proceedings of … Read morePolice use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research

Researching Police Responses to Coercive Control

Written by Dr Kelly Johnson and Dr Charlotte Barlow, Lancaster University  Physical violence is now understood to be just one of many methods of domestic abuse, with psychological, emotional, coercive and controlling methods being increasingly acknowledged in academia, policy and practice in the UK. Over the past few years there have also been substantive legislative … Read moreResearching Police Responses to Coercive Control

Police Foundation Conference 2017 – ‘Networked Policing: Effective collaboration between police, partners and communities’

‘Networked Policing: Effective collaboration between police, partners and communities’ was the title of the Police Foundation Annual Conference held recently at the BT Centre in London on 29th November 2017. In this blog, Sean Butcher provides a personal account and reflections on the debates and themes of the day.  Police services face unprecedented levels of … Read morePolice Foundation Conference 2017 – ‘Networked Policing: Effective collaboration between police, partners and communities’

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 moreCreating Public Value in Responding to Domestic Abuse

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 moreCounting crime, rethinking conventional measures

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 moreCoordinated Community Responses: Housing Providers and Domestic Abuse

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 moreWhich drinking practices are associated with violent behaviour?

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

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 moreSpice and police custody: there must be a better way