Newcastle University recognised as a national leader in cyber research

Centres of Excellence Academic Centres of Excellence will specialise in developing the latest cyber security techniques and contribute to the UK’s increased knowledge and capability in this field. All fourteen, which include Newcastle, Oxford, Imperial College London and Cambridge, are now recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which was launched in February 2017 … Read more

International Award Winning Data Analysts Lead the Way in Community Safety for Lancashire

The Lancashire Community Safety Partnership Analysis Team recently showed just how valuable the work of data analysts can be in reducing crime and harm in local communities, receiving international recognition at the recent IALEIA* international awards for excellence in analysis. The team cleaned up at the 2017 awards for the following: Category 1A: Best team … Read more

‘Under the Radar’ – New study shows use of ‘out of court’ resolutions widespread in cases of domestic abuse.

Potential risk to life has been highlighted by new research that shows contrary to official guidance, in many cases of domestic abuse, the use of ‘out of court’ resolutions is widespread across the UK. Theresa May recently highlighted the need to treat domestic abuse with the urgency it demands and rejected the use of restorative … Read more

Vacancy: Project officer ‘Sharing insights on hate crime: new methods and forms of data’

Project Officer Are you an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual, with an interest in criminal justice? Do you want to support and develop a project that aims to drive improvements in policing and service provision for victims of religiously and racially motivated hate crime?  Would you like to take an active role in delivering, promoting … Read more


Report published. DEVELOPING RESTORATIVE POLICING: Using the evidence base to inform the delivery of restorative justice and improve engagement with victims   A report from the first phase of the Police Knowledge Fund project has now been published, entitled: ‘Developing Restorative Policing in Humberside, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire’. It reports on the development and … Read more

N8 Workshop, ‘Vulnerabilities: Victims, Offenders and Situations’

There was a fantastic turn out and an invigorating day of debate and discussion at the final N8 PRP Training and Learning workshop for 2016 on Vulnerabilities: Victims, Offenders and Situations, organised by the Training and Learning strand, Lancaster University. Over thirty delegates attended, with presenters sharing research, projects and theory on a myriad of … Read more

Understanding the evolution of the N8 PRP: Evaluation and Monitoring

York University is responsible for Strand 9 of the N8 PRP: Evaluation and Monitoring. Following Adam White’s move to Sheffield, Charlie Lloyd took responsibility for this strand in 2016, with Geoff Page beginning fieldwork in September. The initial focus of York’s work has centred on understanding the evolution of the N8 PRP’s processes, operations, structures, … Read more

Forensic psychologist supports UN’s call for anti-torture interviews

A forensic psychologist from Newcastle University has played a vital role in getting the United Nations to call for a universal protocol for anti-torture interviewing techniques. In many parts of the world, the use of torture, coercion, and intimidation against people in custody and during questioning in criminal investigations continues to be used to gain … Read more

N8 PRP International Strand hosts conference: Working with the Police on Policing

On 12-14 October, 78 people travelled to the University of Sheffield to see academics and practitioners from Australia, Canada, the United States, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom present on their experiences of research co-production in the policing sector. Each panel involved academics talking alongside police practitioners about specific research projects where they have worked … Read more