Category Organisational Transformation

Findings from the East Midlands Digital Evidence Survey

Click the link below to download a Powerpoint presentation containing findings from the East Midlands Digital Evidence Survey carried out by the EMPAC Organisational Transformation network. Digital Evidence Survey Presentation The Digital Evidence Survey looked at officers’ day-to-day use and understanding of digital media and the forces’ digital evidence processes.…

VIDEO: Organisational Transformation and Digital Evidence

The Institute for Public Safety, Crime, and Justice’s Dr Laura Knight answers questions on the IPSCJ’s research into the use of digital evidence across the East Midlands. This research was carried out under the EMPAC banner and involved all five forces across the region.

Bayes’ Theorem and policing

Professor Ken Pease, former Home Office Researcher, discusses the contribution of Bayesian analysis. Forty-seven years ago I started work in the Home Office Research Unit and I have spent all the intervening years researching crime and justice, in one secure hospital, two national ministries and several police forces. The gulf…

Leicester EBP event 24th March 2017

What is Evidence Based Policing and how can it help me?   EMPAC is proud to announce a new event that showcases extensive work done in Leicestershire. Sgt Mark Brennan is a key figure in driving the implementation of evidence based policing and is to be congratulated on assembling a wide…

EMPAC Fellows begin!

EMPAC Fellows have had their Christmas welcome at Nottingham Trent University and now the hard work begins! Amy Rutland of Leicestershire Police, who worked with Loughborough University, as EMPAC’s first Fellow, told the new cohort that it was a “great opportunity to have an evidence base and be heard”. Coming from a diversity…

Research intelligence = intelligent research

EMPAC took its original inspiration from SIPR (Scottish Institute of Policing Research) and was created in an embryonic form by ACC Phil Kay of Leicestershire Police and Peter Ward, Head of East Midlands Learning and Development. Drawing key academics from the region together the collaboration was born, then further aided…

BLOG: Digital Evidence in the East Midlands

By Laura Knight Director of the IPSCJ Network lead for Organisational Transformation In light of last week’s warning from HMIC that police forces in England and Wales risk being “overwhelmed” by the volume of digital evidence they have to deal with, the research provided by the IPSCJ under the East Midlands…

Feature: Sgt. Mark Brennan – Why we need Evidence Based Policing

By Response Sergent Mark Brennan, Leicestershire Police Evidence based policing is policing guided by scientific findings rather than individual opinion. But what’s wrong with basing policing decisions on individual opinion?  For some decisions, there is nothing wrong with this such as when we respond to a crime that has just…