Archive March 2020

Transdisciplinarity in policing research: the horizontal nexus

Professor Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, once Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, was vocal about the limitations of academic disciplines digging themselves into vertical furrows, in the pursuance of ‘more and more about less and less’. It is that very single-track partisanship of the specificity of individual disciplines that EMPAC challenges…

Understanding Demand: research and innovation update

Nottingham Trent University hosted the most recent EMPAC event on Force Management Statements (FMS) understanding demand in February 2020. Professors Peter Kawalek, Darren Smith (both of Loughborough University) and Mark Lemon (of De Montfort University) gave inputs to stimulate discussion on place-based approaches, as a way to both understand and…

New analyst posts at Northamptonshire Police

EMPAC is pleased to report that Northamptonshire Police are recruiting for two new analysts. The first one is a Research and Evaluation Analyst and the second is a Strategy and Engagement Analyst. Both jobs can be applied for via the link below:- https://mfss.taleo.net/careersection/mfss-external+northamptonshire+police+bu/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=20505020159 EMPAC wishes anyone applying the best of…

Violence Reduction Information Network for the East Midlands

EMPAC is pleased to report on a Violence Reduction Information Network (VRIN) being developed in the region, hosted at the University of Leicester.  Following on from the announcement of a successful bid to the ESRC IAA Strategic fund last year, the University of Leicester is making good progress in setting…

Democratising knowledge: the impossible dream?

In this digital age many feel they are saturated with data; and it’s not always good data. We have ever increasing sources it’s true and 5G will grow that volume even more. We have so-called fake news, real news, fake facts, real facts, my evidence and your evidence. There’s a…