Reflections on an N8 Policing Research Partnership PhD

Lindsay Youansamouth is researching an N8 PRP supported PhD studentship at Lancaster University focusing on police joint working. In this article Lindsay discusses her PhD research and some of the challenges and benefits the N8 PRP has brought to her collaborative PhD. Background Collaborations between police and academic institutes have multiplied in recent years, reflecting … Read moreReflections on an N8 Policing Research Partnership PhD

Interviewing Sexual Offence Suspects: The impact of organisational, professional, and personal factors on eliciting information

This article explores research conducted as a result of an N8 PRP Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing Programme funded PhD studentship. The PhD examines factors influencing effective information retrieval in investigative interviews conducted with sexual offence suspects. Applied studies were used to identify current interview practices along with the perspectives and lived experiences … Read moreInterviewing Sexual Offence Suspects: The impact of organisational, professional, and personal factors on eliciting information

Police and Mental Health – Not Just Doing the Wrong Thing Righter

On 8th November the N8 PRP held its fourth annual Policing Innovation Forum. The theme for this year was Policing Mental Health: Improving services, reducing demand, and keeping people safe. In this article, Chief Inspector Michael Brown OBE, Mental Health Coordinator for College of Policing & NPCC, reflects on some of the points from his keynote session … Read morePolice and Mental Health – Not Just Doing the Wrong Thing Righter

Innovation in policing Domestic Abuse: Understanding success to build capacity

by Dr Donna Marie Brown (Durham University) and Paul Biddle, Professor Pam Davies and Professor Mike Rowe (Northumbria University) This feature articles explores the findings from a recent Small Grants funded project which aimed to identify areas in which innovation has been successful in tackling domestic abuse, understand the factors explaining success, and explore the potential … Read moreInnovation in policing Domestic Abuse: Understanding success to build capacity

Police Collaboration Opportunities and Child to Parent Violence

In June 2018 the N8PRP held its annual Knowledge Exchange conference. The theme for this year was child-to-parent violence (CPV), its complexities, recognition as an issue and prevention.  In this blog-post Dr Simon Retford, Detective Superintendent at Greater Manchester Police, gives us an insight into CPV through research undertaken to complete his Professional Doctorate and … Read morePolice Collaboration Opportunities and Child to Parent Violence

Domestic Homicide of Older People in the UK

Hannah Bows is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law at Durham University and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA). In this articles she discusses the problem of ‘elder abuse’ and domestic homicide of older people in the UK. She presented on this topic at the N8 PRP Knowledge Exchange conference … Read moreDomestic Homicide of Older People in the UK

Improving Policing Research and Practice on Child to Parent Domestic Violence and Abuse: Reflections on the Day

The N8 PRP recently hosted its annual Knowledge Exchange conference and this year focused on the theme of Child to Parent Violence (CPV).  In this article, Tania Percy, Manager of the Performance Management Unit in South Yorkshire Police, gives her reflections on the days events and outlines what each speaker presented.  It is a strange … Read moreImproving Policing Research and Practice on Child to Parent Domestic Violence and Abuse: Reflections on the Day

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’