Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships Conference

 

On 23rd and 24th November 2020, the N8 PRP hosted the Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships – Virtual Showcase Conference. Below you will find an overview of the conference, as well as links to the sessions from the day.

The conference explored the challenges that confront implementing innovative and evidence-based reforms in policing. It focused on policing diverse forms of vulnerability in which the police work closely in partnership with other organisations. In this regard, the conference saught to showcase work from the N8 partnership and reflected on the learning from experiences in the UK and elsewhere on implementing police/academic partnership to foster research and the knowledge base. The second day will focus on identifying and exploring the new challenges for research informed and evidence-based policing in the face of shifting vulnerabilities and changing demands. Workshops will cover subjects including: Policing Covid-19, policing vulnerabilities, policing futures and learning lessons through research co-production.

Conference Report

If you’d like to read a full overview of the conference, including a full list of presenters and session, you can do so here.


Day 1 (23rd November 2020)

Conference Welcome and Keynote Speech by Mike Cunningham

Mike Cunningham gave a 20-25 presentation on the journey so far of evidence-based policing. He examined the progress made over the last few years and looked ahead to what challenges need to be overcome. This was followed by a Q+A session moderated by Adam Crawford.


The Lessons From the N8 PRP Catalyst and Other Police/Academic Partnerships

Each speaker gave a short presentation on what they feel the values, lessons learnt and challenges of police/academic partnerships were. Some focused on the N8 PRP, whilst others offered a perspective from elsewhere. This session features contributions from Nicole Westmarland, Karen Byrom, Steve Brookes, Liz Aston and Nicky Miller.


Beyond Policing Research Workshop

The session was led by Chief Inspector Steve Anderton, Siobhan Collingwood and Dr Lindsay Youansamouth

 


Police Legitimacy, Leadership and Governance Workshop

The session was led by Dr Ian Shannon


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop – Exploring the impacts of Body Worn Video in Incidents of Domestic Abuse

The session was led by Professor Stuart Lister and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop – Developing the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence Workshop

The session was led by Dr Sam Lewis and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop – Enable UK (Innovation in Football Policing)

The session was led by Dr Geoff Pearson and Dr Clifford Stott and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop – Identifying Sexual Trafficking Online Workshop

The session was led by Dr Xavier D L’Hoiry and Dr Alessandro Moretti and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop –  Innovation in Policing Domestic Violence: Understanding Success

The session was led by Dr Pam Davis and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.

 


N8 PRP Small Grant Workshop –  Learning from the sex work liaison officer role in West Yorkshire Police

The session was led by Dr Kate Brown and Sharon Grace and this research was funded by the N8 PRP Small Grants scheme.


Day 2 (24th November 2020)

The N8 PRP Vision and Nic Pole ‘Futures Thinking in Policing’

This session was delivered on the 24th November 2020 at the Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships online conference. Adam Crawford welcomed everyone to Day 2 of the conference and introduced the new N8 PRP Directors, Ngaire Waine and Geoff Pearson. Geoff and Ngaire then gave a presentation outlining their vision for the future of the N8 PRP before handing over to Nic Pole to give a presentation on ‘Futures Thinking in Policing’.


N8 PRP November Conference – Keynotes on Policing Futures

In this session 3 perspectives were presented on the future of policing. Each speaker gave a 15 minute presentation on their designated area of policing, before transitioning to a Q+A for the remainder of the time. Rick Muir spoke to the Police Foundation Strategic Review and implica- tions for future policing, Gloria Laycock on the future of Evidence based policing and Tom Gash on his views on the future of policing. Adam Crawford acted as the moderator.


Policing the Pandemic

This session was delivered on the 24th November 2020 at the Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships online conference. Sandra Walklate and Barry Godfrey introduced their work on ‘The Shadow Pandemic’ and opened this section that explored the unique challenges of policing the pandemic.

Find out more about Sandra and Barry’s work here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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