Police Powers, Human Rights, and Legitimacy

N8PRP Academic Director, Professor Geoff Pearson, looks back on the policing of assembly during the pandemic, and forwards to the new Policing Bill and asks if we are facing a new crisis of legitimacy in the police. The Health Protection Regulations introduced during Covid-19 gave the police in England and Wales broad, and in modern … Read more Police Powers, Human Rights, and Legitimacy

Cleveland Police joins the N8 Policing Research Partnership, enhancing the delivery of evidence-based policing in the North of England

Cleveland Chief Constable Richard Lewis

Cleveland Police has joined the 11 other forces in the North of England to become a partner of the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP). The N8 PRP combines policing expertise and academic rigour to deliver research and knowledge exchange that assists forces to adapt to societal changes in order to prevent crime, improve safety … Read more Cleveland Police joins the N8 Policing Research Partnership, enhancing the delivery of evidence-based policing in the North of England

Policing Innovation Forum 2021 – Partnering Up Against Cyber Crime

The Sixth N8 PRP Policing Innovation Forum continued on Thursday 27 May with a focused session on ‘Partnering Up Against Cybercrime’. The session was chaired by Justin Partridge, Postgraduate Researcher at Leeds University Business School and Visiting Fellow at the Open University Centre for Policing Research and Learning, and introduced by Dr Geoff Pearson, Academic … Read more Policing Innovation Forum 2021 – Partnering Up Against Cyber Crime

N8 PRP Helps Secure £2.5 Million to Investigate COVID Impact on BAME Communities

Protestor holding a sign that reads 'racism is a virus'

A £2.5 million bid supported by N8 PRP has been awarded to the Co-POWeR consortium, led by Professor Iyiola Solanke at the University of Leeds. Co-POWeR is a consortium from eight UK universities who have been funded by UKRI/ESRC to research the impact of COVID-19 and discrimination on Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Communities and … Read more N8 PRP Helps Secure £2.5 Million to Investigate COVID Impact on BAME Communities

What Works in Police Partnerships? – Policing Innovation Forum 2021

The Sixth N8 PRP Policing Innovation Forum began on Wednesday with a lively and varied session on ‘What Works in Police Partnerships?’ The session was chaired by Professor Joanna Shapland, Edward Bramley Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Sheffield, and moderated by Dr Geoff Pearson, Academic Co-Director of N8 PRP. The programme, with … Read more What Works in Police Partnerships? – Policing Innovation Forum 2021

Partnering Up to Tackle Cybercrime

Justin Partridge, Leeds University Business School and Visiting Fellow at the Open University Centre for Policing Research and Learning, considers the major issues facing the policing of cybercrime ahead of the second session of the Policing Innovation Forum 2021: Partnering Up Against Cybercrime. Police forces have wrestled with both new forms of crime and new … Read more Partnering Up to Tackle Cybercrime

N8 PRP’s new project manager, Helen Gordon-Smith, on the year so far and what’s ahead

N8 PRP Blog April 21

As everyone has a breather over the Easter break, it seems like a moment to introduce myself as the new project manager for N8 PRP, look back on what’s happened so far, and take a look at what’s ahead for the partnership this year. I took up this role in February after 4 years in … Read more N8 PRP’s new project manager, Helen Gordon-Smith, on the year so far and what’s ahead

N8PRP Secures Funding for New Phase of Partnership

Universities and Forces have committed to support the work of the partnership until September 2024 In September 2021 the N8 Policing Research Partnership moves to a new phase of research co-production and knowledge exchange after it secured funding to continue its work for another three years. The original partners of the N8PRP, which was established … Read more N8PRP Secures Funding for New Phase of Partnership

N8 PRP November Conference – ‘Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships’

  23-24 November 2020 Introduction Since 2013, the N8 PRP has been pioneering a major collaboration between eight research intensive universities and eleven police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in the north of England in its quest to co-produce new knowledge that addresses the urgent challenges of policing and ensure the take up and … Read more N8 PRP November Conference – ‘Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships’

COVID Small Grant Recipients Announced

The N8 Policing Research Partnership is delighted to announce the funding of four COVID Small Grant projects, as part of our effort to support research into the COVID-19 pandemic. These projects are in addition to the two funded projects from our 5th round of annual Small Grants and will commence work alongside them. As ever … Read more COVID Small Grant Recipients Announced