Archive February 2020

Research Roundup: a one minute briefing

Here is the news! Associate Professor Kerry Clamp, of the University of Nottingham, is exploring applications of restorative practice by working with the team at Derby’s Cotton Lane Police Station, sponsored by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Interim updates are pending very soon – watch this space! The University of…

Growing momentum in tackling serious organised crime

The UK Cabinet Office reported in 2018 that serious and organised crime (SOC) affects more UK citizens, more often, than any other national security threat. It costs the UK at least £37 billion annually. It’s therefore quite right EMPAC is prioritising SOC in the research and innovation regional agenda. They…

It’s good to talk

EMPAC’s first Research Cafe, in February, stimulated a lot of new connections and showed it really is good to talk. And some coffee and cake helps too! Thanks are due to the organising of Chief Inspector Dan Pedley and Graham Pickering in helping bring people together. There’s a second event…

Educating Bobby

In the Willy Russell play Educating Rita (1980), later a film (1983), Frank, the academic, confronts his student, Rita, with the line, “..found a culture, have you Rita? Found a better song to sing? No, you found a different song to sing..”.  There is plenty of change afoot in ‘professionalising’…

Latest on Police well-being research

Policing can be stressful! There are increasingly complex demands placed upon police professionals, with long hours, high levels of accountability and too  often the threat of conflict and violence. So it’s right that well-being is being treated more seriously in policing. It’s not just about trying to respond to colleagues…