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

Spice and police custody: there must be a better way

Kelly J. Stockdale, Teesside University A string of shocking videos showing users of the drug “spice” in frozen and catatonic states on Britain’s streets and in prisons have sparked a national debate about how to deal with the substance and its users. But these disturbing images are just a snapshot. The true cost is yet … Read moreSpice and police custody: there must be a better way

Co-production in police research: towards a model of greater inclusivity

Written by Sean Butcher, University of Leeds  ‘Communities have problems; universities have departments’. So remarked the OECD in 1982, in a not-so-thinly veiled attack on the academy that lamented its inability to influence positive social change. Higher education institutions, it observed, were rigid and unintegrated. Its people, and their linked interests, were divided by faculties … Read moreCo-production in police research: towards a model of greater inclusivity