News & Events

East Midlands Police & Crime Research & Development

The East Midlands is developing a new Priority Based Research Plan, through its new regional Police and Crime Research and Development Portfolio. Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, leads the research portfolio. The Research Plan is to be informed by regional level risk, threat and harm, as well as…

University of Nottingham Criminal Justice Centre Conference

EMPAC is pleased to announce a conference to be held at the Criminal Justice Research Centre, University of Nottingham between 4pm and 6.30pm on Thursday, 8th February 2018 in Room A4, Law and Social Sciences Building, University Park, NG72 2RD. The conference questions why do we punish? Is it because…

University of Northampton tackles Firearms Crime, Trafficking and Terrorism

EMPAC is pleased to report on the launch of the University of Northampton’s new Centre for the Reduction of Firearms Crime, Trafficking and Terrorism. This new research centre aims to respond to these threats by conducting research, consultancy and related activities that address emerging issues and respond to the needs of…

Forensic Science Conference at Leicester 1st March 2018

INTREPID Conference: Innovation through collaboration This conference will take place on Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March 2018 at College Court Conference Centre and Hotel, Knighton Road, Leicester LE2 3UF Aim To celebrate the end of the INTREPID Forensics project To showcase the added value of collaboration in forensic science…

EMPAC Research Cafe at Lincolnshire Police

EMPAC is pleased to announce a research cafe event to be held at Lincolnshire Police HQ on 21st March 2018 between 1 pm and 4.30pm. The College of Policing National Police Library and the What Works teams will be present to explain the resources and research support they can offer…

EMPAC’s Research Impact tool attracts growing interest

EMPAC’s Impact Capacity Rating (ICR) tool has continued to attract attention from forces interested in increasing impact from research. The focus on impact is vital in maximising application and usefulness from research, for the public benefit. EMPAC developed the prototype IMPACT typology to inform commissioning, development and evaluating of policing…

Loughborough’s Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training

Loughborough University is home to a Mini-Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), ‘Policing for the Future: Socio-technical Resilience and Innovation’. The Centre includes five fully funded interdisciplinary PhD studentships in policing which begin in 2015 and focus on the following areas: Jamie Ferrill (Social Sciences / SBE): The Impact of Leadership Styles…

Interoperability of the National Decision Making Model

EMPAC Fellow, Inspector Chris Sullivan, of Nottinghamshire Police, makes the case for greater partnership use of the NDM to enhance joint working around vulnerability As an EMPAC Fellow I got an introduction to research. Believe me I started from no previous experience! I worked through the basic of different approaches…

De Montfort Policing Student Dissertation Conference

EMPAC are pleased to announce that De Montfort University’s Inaugural Policing Student Dissertation Conference will be taking place at 9am on Friday, 24th November 2017 at The Venue (Western Avenue, Leicester, LE2 7BU) very close to the DMU campus. It will conclude by very early afternoon – no later than…

EMPAC Fellows present practitioner research

EMPAC Fellows have presented at the European Society of Criminology’s prestigious Annual Conference. Previous conferences have been held at locations across Europe from Porto to Prague. The 2017 conference, held in Cardiff, is the first time the event has been held within an area policed by one of the 43…