Articles by John Coxhead

Serious Organised Crime & Community Resilience Research

Combating serious organised crime (SOC) is a top priority for the East Midlands police region. A team of policing professionals and academics have been working together to explore various aspects of SOC to identify key themes that can be progressed. Here is one update report – on community resilience –…

Loughborough University youth violence research survey

Dr Holly Collison of Loughborough University (London campus) is leading new research into how sport can divert potential offenders from knife crime and youth violence. The research is seeking participants to undertake an online survey which could be followed by an optional interview. Participants should fall into any of the…

Disproportionality in policing – fully funded MSc and PhD studentships

The College of Policing is collaborating with the London School of Economics and University College London on this fully funded MSc and PhD studentship on race disproportionality in the police use of force. There is evidence that people from Black communities in England and Wales are disproportionately more likely to have force…

Self-assessment and improvement resources on police wellbeing

Overview and recent history of police wellbeing research Chief Constables hold a statutory responsibility to manage the welfare of their officers and staff, and Police and Crime Commissioners are there to hold them to account, drawing on evidence including the HMICFRS’s Integrated PEEL assessments (IPA) and Force Management Statements. In…

Spotlight on EMPAC experts: Graham Pickering

Graham is a Service Improvement officer within Leicestershire Police and the EMPAC point of contact in Leicestershire for two-way communication in our regional policing research collaboration. Graham performs a vital role in making things happen at the local level and ensuring research is helping the continual improvement of  policing in…

Fully-funded PhD studentships at NTU

Guardian University of the Year 2019, Nottingham Trent, is a world-class research community now offering fully-funded PhD studentship opportunities for UK, EU or international candidates. NTU research is highly respected globally, as world leading in a number of specialist fields. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 – the system for…

Innovation driven policing: what works, what might, what if

What works In the policing world, much thinking has been for a while now focused on ‘what works’. This is partly because of the successful College of Policing What Works Centre, and drawing upon tried and tested approaches with an emphasis upon efficacy. And there is no doubt that has…

Communities of practice in the policing workplace

Communities of Practice bring together autonomous, action and lifelong learning, practitioner action research, enhancing of the evidence base, innovation and insight and enhanced staff morale:  so all in all they are a great opportunity for policing! What is a community of practice? In a nutshell, it’s about people thinking and…

Spotlight on EMPAC experts: David Herrington

EMPAC is pleased to welcome another Senior Research Fellow on board – David Herrington – who has a specialist skill in quantitative analysis and foresight scanning in a multi-agency context. David has over 20 years’ experience in strategic management (MCIM), research, PRINCE methodology and programme management. He has worked as…

Innovation and the merits of the moan

What is innovation and where does it come from? Necessity is the mother of our invention, so the saying goes. It’s an old saying which many attribute to Plato, since it was printed in the 1894 translation of his Republic.  Innovation is about finding new ways of doing things, or…