Category Victims, Witnesses and Public Protection

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…

Domestic Harassment: new Loughborough research findings

EMPAC is proud to publish a summary of Loughborough University’s new research on domestic harassment, which has been sponsored via the Home Office and HEFCE’s Police Knowledge Fund. For the full report click the following link: Characteristics of reports of the disclosure of private images and social media-enabled domestic harassment offences…

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…

EMPAC Symposium on Human Trafficking at Loughborough University

EMPAC is proud to announce a key event, supported by the Police Knowledge Fund, on a critical issue for policing. Human Trafficking in the UK: Challenges and Implications for Policing is a free event, to be held at Loughborough University on January 20th from 9:00am until  3:30pm. Key note contributors…

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…

Become an EMPAC Fellow

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR AN EMPAC FELLOWSHIP HAS NOW PASSED.   There has been much excited interest in Fellowships and we are pleased to announce that EMPAC has opened its Fellowship programme and applicants are now invited to apply. Fellowships open up an extra opportunity for anyone…

BLOG: Gold standard(s): Policing setting the new standard in research?

  As a ‘spin off’ from another blog (about operationalising an EBP approach into tasking) a discussion popped up that seemed to deserve a little blog all of its own. As always, blogs are informal, opinion pieces to promote discussion, so please do throw your view back in! This blog…