Changes in leadership and cultural shifts are vital if the UK’s police force is to continue to keep up with the demands of modern society, according to one of Britain’s most senior ranking policing figures, Sara Thornton CBE. Chair of the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) Chief Constable Thornton called for the industry shake up … Read moreNPCC’s Sara Thornton calls for transformation of the UK’s policing culture
Despite the widely acknowledged benefits of working in cross-force collaborations, there remain many obstacles to effective collaborative endeavours between forces. Dr Xavier L”Hoiry of Sheffield University explores the obstacles and proposes ways of overcoming them. Collaborative working within the police is increasingly being recognised as an area of “untapped potential” (HMIC 2013, p81) for police … Read moreCrossing borders: Lessons and challenges of cross-force collaborations
The 4 page findings report has been published and is available to download here. New research highlights the opportunities and challenges in fostering restorative justice in policing that benefits victims of crime. It evidences the possibilities to increase both the quality and quantity of restorative justice delivery and to implement the Victims’ Code requirements that … Read moreEnhancing the use of restorative justice at the level of the police in England
Director of the N8 Policing Research Partnership, Professor Adam Crawford was invited to give the opening plenary address at the recent international conference on ‘Security, Democracy & Cities: Coproducing Urban Security Policies’ in Barcelona on 15-17 November 2017. Organised by the European Forum for Urban Security, the Government of Catalonia and the City of Barcelona, … Read moreN8 PRP Director opens ‘Security, Democracy & Cities: Coproducing Urban Security Policies’ in Barcelona
The 2017 N8 PRP Innovation Forum focused on the issue of early intervention and trigger behaviours, primarily in the context of domestic abuse. The forum attracted over 80 delegates from 14 police forces, academics from across the country, and other stakeholders and third-sector actors. The morning session debated innovative approaches to domestic abuse and coercive … Read moreN8 PRP Hosts Third Annual Policing Innovation Forum on Early intervention
The N8 Research Partnership (N8), a collaboration of the North’s eight leading research universities, has announced the appointment of Dr Annette Bramley as its new director. Dr Bramley joins the N8 Research Partnership from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where she held numerous senior positions over an 18-year period. N8 is the … Read moreN8 Research Partnership appoints new director
NCA Independent Reference Group The NCA Independent Reference Group provides advice for the NCA Board on novel or contentious issues which might present ethical, moral or reputational concerns that could affect trust and public confidence in the Agency. The NCA Reference Group is made up of several experienced individuals who: Provide advice to the NCA … Read moreNCA Independent Reference Group – recruiting members
Written by Dr Liz Turner, University of Liverpool The University of Liverpool is responsible for the public engagement activity strand of the N8 Policing Research Partnership’s Catalyst Project. A key objective for this activity strand is to create new knowledge about public perspectives on how university research can and should inform policing. Earlier this year, … Read morePolice and universities working together: what do the public think?
In 2016 the N8 PRP began a programme of staff exchange activities intended to foster greater mutual understanding and trust between partner agencies, and to facilitate research into priority policing issues. An exploratory study into extending the use of restorative justice practices in new and innovative ways represented the first pilot of the N8PRP’s Staff Exchange scheme. … Read moreNew Report Brings to Light the Potential of Restorative Approaches with Organised Crime
Responding to domestic abuse remains a top priority for Police Forces across the UK. Adopting and developing holistic, multi-agency approaches to such cases on first response and beyond is regarded as key to reducing harm, saving the lives of victims, and holding perpetrators of domestic violence accountable for their actions. On 12th June 2017 around … Read moreA Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Abuse: N8 PRP Hosts Second Knowledge Exchange Conference.