Archive March 2018

Neophiliac policing

EMPAC is keen on driving innovation in policing, so we want to let you know about new work on the innovation mindset. It provokes an interesting debate about were policing sits on the innovation spectrum: lagging behind, somewhere in the middle or right out front? And where it might be…

Derby academic’s research on assessing domestic abuse harm

University of Derby lecturer Joanna Adhikari has been researching identifying risk of harm in domestic abuse, in particular the assessment of impulsivity and aggression and their contribution to risk in domestic abuse. This research was completed working with Dr Paul Smith and Dr Sue Elmer from Leeds Trinity University. EMPAC…

Policing at the Edge: change agents needed!

The Edge is a free social platform committed to finding, sharing, curating and creating the boldest and most innovative new ideas in public services. The NHS have created an explorable library of content designed to incite and inspire fresh thought: new ways of solving old problems, news ways of realising…

The science of management of risk in law enforcement

Policing is a risky business: fact! Having to make tough and dynamic decisions, to do the right thing, in ambiguity and uncertainty is all part of everyday policing. Following several enquiries from academic researchers and indeed some policing professionals, here is some information about the management of risk. Firstly let’s…

Modern Slavery Multi-Agency Working

EMPAC is supporting the development of a new regional Police and Crime Research and Development Plan, led by PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and DCC Craig Naylor (see more about that plan here http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/)  Within that, the idea is to have regional thematic workstreams that are targeting risk, threat and harm (and…

EMPAC award for Sgt Mark Brennan and Leicestershire Police team

EMPAC is proud to report its first ever award for making an outstanding contribution to improving policing through research. The recipients are Sgt Mark Brennan and his team at Leicester Police. Mark has been driving the involvement of policing personnel at Leicestershire in research and operational problem solving for several…

Lincolnshire PC Andy Wells calls for more work on subject identity

EMPAC is pleased to support PC Andy Wells of Linconshire Police’s Foreign National Offending Team call for more work to professionalise subject identity. How much do we know and really understand? What could improve things? If you have ideas to help please get in touch! Identity – Who are we…

‘Beyond the Gaze’ new research findings from University of Leicester

Professor of Criminology Teela Sanders at the University of Leicester (the research also involved Strathclyde University, from our SIPR regional colleagues) updates here on a new study called Beyond the Gaze, all about UK online sex work, examining the working conditions, safety and policing of the industry. The overarching question the…