Study reveals challenges of policing cannabis possession

Officers see their own policing of cannabis possession offences as largely ineffective, a study of rank and file officers has revealed. The study, funded by North Yorkshire Police and the N8 Policing Research Partnership, examined the enforcement of cannabis possession by the Force – which has the lowest crime rate in England but ranked 14th … Read moreStudy reveals challenges of policing cannabis possession

Lancaster University develops new learning tool to help ‘make sense’ of coercive control law

Lancaster University, in partnership with Merseyside Police and Women’s Aid, have developed a learning tool to help equip police officers with the skills to provide an improved service for victims of the complex new coercive control law. The tool could be used as a face-to-face training aid or adapted as an online resource. It is … Read moreLancaster University develops new learning tool to help ‘make sense’ of coercive control law

Improving Policing Research and Practice on Child to Parent Domestic Violence and Abuse: N8 PRP Hosts Third Annual Knowledge Exchange Conference

Despite domestic abuse consistently featuring as a top priority in policing, violence and abuse committed by a person’s child or other family member has tended to be side-lined by both the research into domestic violence and abuse and by the police response. On 11th June 2018 around 60 people attended the annual N8 PRP Knowledge … Read moreImproving Policing Research and Practice on Child to Parent Domestic Violence and Abuse: N8 PRP Hosts Third Annual Knowledge Exchange Conference

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

On the 5th June the N8 Policing Research Partnership and the University of Leeds Center for Criminal Justice Studies hosted over 55 delegates from policing, university and private sector organisations to share learning about the use of body-worn police cameras in police responses to and the prosecution of domestic abuse incidents. It combined speaker presentations and … Read morePolice use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research

Durham University Seeking Police Interview Participants for Intimate Image-Based Abuse Research

Researchers at Durham University are seeking input from any police officers or staff who have experience of responding to incidents or crimes involving the taking or sharing of intimate images without consent (or threats to do so). Examples of such incidents often referred to in the media include ‘revenge porn’ or ‘upskirting’, however image-based abuse … Read moreDurham University Seeking Police Interview Participants for Intimate Image-Based Abuse Research

Challenges of Effecting Change in Policing Through Research: Evidence from Programmes of Research Co-production and Participatory Action Research in the UK

The Sydney Institute of Criminology presents the first lecture in our 2018 seminar series. Join us as Professor Adam Crawford reflects on the social impacts of research on policing. About the Event This presentation will assess and explore some of the challenges in fostering organisational change in policing through research knowledge and evidence. In so … Read moreChallenges of Effecting Change in Policing Through Research: Evidence from Programmes of Research Co-production and Participatory Action Research in the UK

NPCC’s Sara Thornton calls for transformation of the UK’s policing culture

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

Crossing borders: Lessons and challenges of cross-force collaborations

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

Enhancing the use of restorative justice at the level of the police in England

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