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Policing Innovation

EMPAC has been developing some surveying tools to explore how innovative policing is. Early responses seem to suggest ‘not very’… In digging into why that might be, the pros and cons of being a hierarchical, disciplined, command and control culture come out. Operationally, we know, and would forget at our…

Analytics: the Digital Policing Revolution

Policing and the digital revolution Have a look at this clip from Youtube (‘Analytics’ – it only lasts a couple of minutes) linked below and ask yourself, while you’re watching it, if this guy can do it, can a neighbourhood PCSO access such real-time intelligence as well? Analytics Analytics might…

Targeted Research: East Midlands Threat, Risk & Harm

EMPAC has collated the five forces’ threat, risk and harm priorities and each Police and Crime Commissioners’ Crime Plans to offer a one page regional overview of what’s important to policing. This, in turn, can better inform prospective researchers to align their efforts to help keep people safe in the…

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…

Human Factors in Cybersecurity

Dr Lee Hadlington of De Montfort University has published new open access EMPAC research in Heliyon (Vol. 3, Issue 7, July 2017). The research explored the relationship between risky cybersecurity behaviours, attitudes towards cybersecurity in a business environment, Internet addiction, and impulsivity. 538 participants in part-time or full-time employment in…

VIDEO: University of Derby research updates from Professor Kevin Brampton

Supported by funding through the Home Office (College of Policing) and Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), EMPAC was able to sponsor a number of institutions, including the University of Derby, via the national Police Knowledge Fund (PKF) to carry out topical enquiries. Professor Kevin Brampton reports in here on some…

BLOG/VIDEO: Policing Rural Crime

Professor Kevin Bampton reports in on work to critically explore the policing of rural crime. One of the reasons for ongoing work in this field – pardon the pun – is the relative lack of significant studies which focus on how we think about rural crime and what we think…