Innovation in policing Domestic Abuse: Understanding success to build capacity

by Dr Donna Marie Brown (Durham University) and Paul Biddle, Professor Pam Davies and Professor Mike Rowe (Northumbria University) This feature articles explores the findings from a recent Small Grants funded project which aimed to identify areas in which innovation has been successful in tackling domestic abuse, understand the factors explaining success, and explore the potential … Read moreInnovation in policing Domestic Abuse: Understanding success to build capacity

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

Exploring the Impacts of Police use of Body-Worn Cameras at Incidents of Domestic Abuse

Summary Over the last decade British police forces have begun to utilise, develop and support the deployment of a range of emergent digital technologies, including body-worn video cameras (BWCs). This collaborative study, involving the University of Leeds, Cumbria Constabulary and West Yorkshire Police, explored the impacts of police use of BWCs at domestic abuse incidents. … Read moreExploring the Impacts of Police use of Body-Worn Cameras at Incidents of Domestic Abuse

Police Responses to Coercive Control

Summary This project aimed to analyse police responses to domestic abuse cases since the introduction of the coercive control offence. This research provides a much-needed empirical evidence base on the impact of the new coercive control legislation in the context of policing domestic abuse, to inform academic debate, policy and practice. The study was funded … Read morePolice Responses to Coercive Control

The manipulative presentation techniques of control and coercive offenders: What are they and how can interviewers best deal with them?

Summary Legislation has recognised control and coercion of another as a criminal offence. In Cheshire Constabulary, officers are conducting many interviews with a view of prosecuting for coercive control. The current study aims to identify common manipulative behaviours used by coercive control suspects during investigative interviews. Developing a catalogue of the influencing techniques used by … Read moreThe manipulative presentation techniques of control and coercive offenders: What are they and how can interviewers best deal with them?

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

The N8 Policing Research Partnership recently supported a conference at the University of Leeds which explored ‘Police use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research’.  In this blog-post Daniel Pugh, PhD candidate at Leeds University Business School, identifies some of the key messages to emerge during the proceedings of … Read morePolice use of Body-Worn Cameras and the prosecution of domestic abuse: policy, practice and research

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

Coordinated Community Responses: Housing Providers and Domestic Abuse

Written by Kelly Henderson, PhD researcher at Durham University, Co-founder of the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) and works for housing provider Gentoo.  I am in my final year of my PhD at Durham University – my research examines the role of housing providers in a coordinated community response to domestic abuse. Whilst there is … Read moreCoordinated Community Responses: Housing Providers and Domestic Abuse