News & Events

EMPAC refreshes research priorities ready for 2020

The East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration is undergoing structural and strategic changes in the Autumn of 2019, ready for an exciting year in 2020! Firstly, some things stay the same. The strategic leads will continue to be Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, and Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann,…

Questions and more questions!

Much research starts with a question. But getting to the right question can be one of the many challenges of good research. We all know despite having more data readily available at our finger tips than ever before in human history the old maxim you get the answers you deserve,…

Force Management Statement workshop: 23rd October 2019

As part of an ongoing series of free events to support Force Management Statements (FMS), specifically around Understanding Demand, Capacity and Capability, EMPAC is pleased to announce that Nottingham Trent University will be hosting a fourth event between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday, 23rd October 2019. The purpose is to…

Police and researchers to tackle knife crime together

As well as targeted additional funding from the Home Office to various forces, including Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire in our region, the University of Leicester has been successful in bidding for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding too, to tackle violence and the use of weapons. This means policing professionals…

Celebrating high impact research for Nottingham Custody

Queen may have wanted to break free but the facilities at a new Nottingham custody suite are attracting admiring visitors from all over the UK!  EMPAC Fellow Police Inspector Duncan Collins and Dr Chloe Hollow of the University of Nottingham have been co-producing research and innovation all about improving the…

NTU Centre for Cyberpsychology

EMPAC is pleased to report in on a Centre at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) that specialises in cyberpsychology, and is on its way to being a world leader in its field. if you’re looking for expertise in cyberpsychology, look no further! More and more of us spend time in this…

Serious and organised crime research priorities 2019-2021

EMPAC aims to push its work on serious organised crime (SOC), aligned to the Home Office’s 2019-2021 strategic aim to increase capacity and capability through research, which is led by Mike Warren, the Director of Home Office Analysis and Insight. EMPAC is already busy around various aspects of SOC, such…

Impact Accelerator Funding Launch 24th June 2019

EMPAC is very pleased to be working with the University of Leicester, supported by an Impact Accelerator Account from the Economic and Social Research Council, which is to develop the impact of social science research. There is a launch of the programme for four Midlands Universities who have an award…

New Northampton research on targeted intervention

EMPAC is pleased to be able to share some new open access research by Northampton University academic, Danny Ash, and colleagues Laura Hunnikin, Amy wells and Stephanie van Goozen. The research is all about better understanding some of the early triggers that can lead to ASB and crime. The particular…

University of Nottingham research on Autism and police custody

The University of Nottingham has conducted new Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research which will help improve the support of autistic individuals in police custody through changes to practice and policy. The research was led by Dr Chloe Holloway, and its  aim was to bring together academics, autistic…