Queensberry Alternative Provision – A New Approach to Tackling Knife Crime

A new initiative to tackle knife crime was showcased at the recent N8 Policing Innovation Forum in Liverpool.  Queensberry Alternative Provision, founded by Paul Cooper and Nic Martin, offers a range of interventions aimed at tackling the root causes of knife crime and other risk-taking activities through direct work that aims to change and challenges … Read moreQueensberry Alternative Provision – A New Approach to Tackling Knife Crime

Public health approach is key to tackling knife crime, policing experts urge at N8 PRP Policing Innovation Forum

Police forces across the UK are dealing with a public health crisis in the fight against the devastating rise in knife crime, a group of policing experts have warned. The call comes days after the announcement that hundreds of pubs and clubs in London are to be given stab kits in the wake of rising … Read morePublic health approach is key to tackling knife crime, policing experts urge at N8 PRP Policing Innovation Forum

The rapport conundrum: Can police interviewers be empathic and polite with suspects and elicit investigative-relevant information at the same time?

  Gabrina Pounds is Senior Lecturer in Discourse Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. For the last ten years her research has focused on the communication of empathy and person-centeredness in professional contexts, including medical consultations and police interviews. In this article, Gabrina presents research that she conducted in collaboration with a … Read moreThe rapport conundrum: Can police interviewers be empathic and polite with suspects and elicit investigative-relevant information at the same time?

Knowledge Exchange Conference 2019 – Crime Prevention and Detection Tech-tics: Responses from Technology-Enabled Policing

In June 2019 the Knowledge Exchange Strand of the N8 Policing Research Partnership held a conference looking at the role of technology in relation to crime prevention and detection. The role of technology now has a huge part to play within policing and goes way beyond cybercrime into day to day policing practice. The day … Read moreKnowledge Exchange Conference 2019 – Crime Prevention and Detection Tech-tics: Responses from Technology-Enabled Policing

N8 PRP 2019 Summer School: Celebrating Research and its Impact on Policing

 On two wet and chilly days at the beginning of June, forty professionals (academics, police officers, police staff, College of Policing staff, and others) met in Lancaster for the N8 PRP Celebrating Research and its Impact on Policing summer school. This event showcased research and its impact, funded by the N8 PRP small grants … Read moreN8 PRP 2019 Summer School: Celebrating Research and its Impact on Policing

Research Fellow Profile – Aleksandra Irnazarow

Written by Aleksandra Irnazarow, University of Leeds I’m a Research Fellow in Data Analytics at the University of Leeds, working on the intersection between information systems and psychology. I’m interested in understanding how people use information, whether it’s a complex engineering project or everyday conversation with colleagues, and use this understanding to help organisations discover … Read moreResearch Fellow Profile – Aleksandra Irnazarow

Developing the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence

Written by Dr Sam Lewis, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Leeds A recent review of international research by Simmons et al. (2018) concluded that child-to-parent violence (CPV) remains one of the least studied forms of family violence. Although there exists no single definition of CPV, academic and practitioner accounts describe … Read moreDeveloping the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence

College of Policing innovation sharing network

What is the College of Policing’s innovation sharing pilot? The College of Policing’s new pilot aims to speed up the sharing of local innovation across policing. Faced with changing demands and challenges, particularly in terms of technological developments, it is vital that police forces are able to try out new ideas and different ways of … Read moreCollege of Policing innovation sharing network

Disqualified knowledge: The exclusion of police voices from the narrative around policing

Written by Ashley Kilgallon, PhD Researcher at the University of Leeds I was driving to work yesterday morning at around 0640. I was grumpy. I was driving to my ‘money-job’ (as I call it, despite it not earning me much money) which I have whilst I finish studying. I hate it and the ‘money-job’ and … Read moreDisqualified knowledge: The exclusion of police voices from the narrative around policing