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Researching the Future: Policing Vision 2025

The Policing Vision 2025, developed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and National Crime Agency, sets out the future for policing over the next ten years. But what are the research challenges and opportunities to help deliver this? For a start, what…

EMPAC at the European Society of Criminology Conference

Dr Becky Thompson, senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, is leading a delegation of EMPAC Fellows to the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Cardiff. The delegation will be leading a workshop session on collaborative policing research: challenges and new directions to the international audience of…

Spotlight on EMPAC Fellows

EMPAC would like to celebrate its Fellows by offering some insights into what they’re up to. With accredited programmes, to equip those valuable research skills, underway until February 2018, it’s hard work in progress! EMPAC Fellowships are an innovative way of developing our organisations and staff at the same time.…

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…

Lincolnshire trial Professional Viva model

  EMPAC Fellows, the chief officer team and the Police and Crime Commissioner from Lincolnshire Police together with representatives of the University of Lincoln have hosted a new venture, and one with the potential for a regional roll-out. Lincolnshire have established quite a track record in innovation and this latest…

Research in a complex world

EMPAC is promoting the use of a model developed by the U.S. Army War College during the Cold War. Why you may ask! The conditions faced by policing and researchers now share a similar environment, of complexity and ambiguity: a situation VUCA was developed to help manage. EMPAC, driven by…

EMPAC hosts SEBP Conference 2017

Hosted by EMPAC, the SEBP’s sixth annual conference followed the theme ‘Creating a culture of curiosity: Why failure is a good thing’ and was attended by a sold-out delegation of over 200 key figures from the world of policing and academia. The event provided an opportunity to advance shared objectives of…

EMPAC Fellowship Progress

EMPAC fellows have set hard to work after their Christmas Welcome Event. Fellows gathered at the Policing Institute at the University of Derby on the 10th January for a workshop introduction to research and evidence based practice.   EMPAC Fellows have a very diverse set of backgrounds. They range across…

The Need for Greater Collaboration and Big Ambition

Earlier this week I attended a workshop involving representatives from across the police-academic collaborations funded by the College of Policing, Home Office and HEFCE Police Knowledge Fund. Hosted by the University of York which leads ‘Connect, Evidence Based Policing’, this workshop brought together academics, police officers and police staff building…

Professor Simon Holdaway discusses ‘Evidence Based Policing’

EMPAC welcomes contributions from academics and practitioners (and joint ones) about policing research. Here, we’re grateful to Professor of Criminology, Simon Holdaway, for submitting a discussion piece about Evidence Based Policing and its meaning(s). As with all blogs we feature, the purpose is to provoke healthy discussion so we look forward…