Markets in Policing: Conference Review

Conference Review: 11th-12th July 2016 Written by Sean Butcher, PhD Researcher at University of Leeds, School of Law. Policing stands at a crossroads. In a period of considerable fiscal restraint, the challenge of meeting public demand for police provision has intensified. Previously inconceivable proposals to outsource policing goods are no longer so readily dismissed. Once … Read moreMarkets in Policing: Conference Review

Building bridges between policing and academia – reflections from the ground

Building bridges between policing and academia – reflections from the ground A journey from Australian police officer to UK postgraduateMy background is as a community police officer within Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Police [http://www.police.act.gov.au/]. There are a lot of similarities between policing in England and Wales and in Australia. Police in both jurisdictions receive calls for … Read moreBuilding bridges between policing and academia – reflections from the ground

Restorative justice in policing: Under the spotlight

A research team based at the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds has secured £336,000 from the Police Knowledge Fund. The project aims to develop greater understanding of restorative justice principles relevant to policing and the research evidence base that informs good practices that are sensitive to the needs of victims. The research … Read moreRestorative justice in policing: Under the spotlight

Veteran’s offending and policing practice: a conversation starter

PurposeThis briefing aims to start a meaningful conversation about furthering our understanding of policing practice in relation to military veteran offenders. BackgroundIt has been acknowledged that in in the current context of the UK being amid a “war on terror” and in the wake of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the conflict in Syria … Read moreVeteran’s offending and policing practice: a conversation starter

Spotlight on: Nikki D’Souza, N8 PRP pilot staff exchange

The N8 PRP people & knowledge exchange strand Hopes to provide significant staff mobility and interaction between police/partner agencies and academics (including early career researchers) in Higher Education institutions. The intention is to foster greater mutual understanding and trust between the partners via people exchange, including secondments, internships, and placements, and also to facilitate research into … Read moreSpotlight on: Nikki D’Souza, N8 PRP pilot staff exchange

Police involvement in the delivery of restorative justice in England and Wales

Written by: Ian Marder, Criminologist and PhD student at University of Leeds, studying and lecturing in restorative justice. He is also the founder of the Community of Restorative Researchers, an interdisciplinary, interprofessional research network aimed at enhancing communication and collaboration in this field. Across England and Wales, restorative justice is rapidly becoming a mainstream response to anti-social behaviour … Read morePolice involvement in the delivery of restorative justice in England and Wales