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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…

The importance of impact in policing research

The purpose of this piece is to provoke discussion and help accelerate the evolution of policing research, so we look forward to your views! Perhaps firstly, to set a few fundamental points down before discussing the pivotal importance of impact in policing research. These fundamentals are of importance because, if…

Lincoln EMPAC Symposium triumph

The University of Lincoln hosted a joint EMPAC / SEBP event with Lincolnshire Police on 31st October, with a sell out attendance, including chief officers and Police and Crime Commissioners. This hugely significant event will now operate as a trailblazer to influence wider change across the EMPAC region. Professor Matthew…