Policing and the N8 Research Partnership

Written by Dr Annette Bramley, Director of the N8 Research Partnership The aspiration of the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) is to work with policing partners to transform the way research evidence is co-produced and used. Over the five year HEFCE Catalyst funded programme, N8 PRP has achieved this by harnessing skills, capabilities and … Read more Policing and the N8 Research Partnership

A blog by Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine, Head of Criminal Justice at Merseyside Police and N8 PRP Policing Director

When I was appointed to the position of co-director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP), I couldn’t have anticipated that my tenure would begin in such unusual circumstances. The impact of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown has presented police forces across the country with the challenge of policing by consent in unprecedented times when there … Read more A blog by Chief Superintendent Ngaire Waine, Head of Criminal Justice at Merseyside Police and N8 PRP Policing Director

Data Specialists in Policing CPD Programme – Reflecting Back on the First Two Years

Written by Fiona McLaughlin, Research Officer – Policing Data Analytics, University of Leeds As we are approach the end of both 2019 and our second Data Specialist CPD Programme, this is an appropriate time to reflect on the lessons learnt.  While the demands of managing two intensive programmes have been high, it has been a … Read more Data Specialists in Policing CPD Programme – Reflecting Back on the First Two Years

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 more Queensberry 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 more Public 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 more The 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 more Knowledge 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 more N8 PRP 2019 Summer School: Celebrating Research and its Impact on Policing