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

Innovation in Policing Coercive Control

“95 out of 100 domestic abuse survivors in one study reported experiencing coercive control …”, This was a startling account from domestic abuse victims given at the beginning of the second N8 Policing Innovation Forum, held in Manchester in November. Vera Baird QC told delegates this worrying fact as she opened the conference.  Vera has … Read more

Restorative Justice and Coercive Control

Republished from: Restorative Justice – Part Two by Eve Thomas (SAFE CPS Limited). To be read in conjunction with Restorative Justice & Domestic Abuse.   For the last six years myself and colleagues have been researching the Criminal Justice System, victims services, business and industry in the UK, this has been far reaching and included the Police … Read more