News & Events

Working together to tackle Modern Slavery

As part of the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan (EMPCRD see:  http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/), there is groundbreaking work taking place to tackle modern day slavery. Hosted at the University of Nottingham’s ‘Rights Lab’, police, partner representatives and universities from across the region, and beyond, are coming together to align public…

EMPAC Roundtable on Policing Hate Crime, 28th January 2019

As part of the ongoing East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce an important roundtable on policing hate crime. Recently, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a new inspection report which revealed both evidence of good practice…

An Insight into Foresight: the science of Futures Scanning

David Herrington, of the national Futures Scanning Group, has worked as an analyst for both policing and health services. His work gives a unique perspective about the lack of, yet need for, more holistic data to better inform public service delivery- today and tomorrow. Here we take a look at…

Back to the Future: early intervention and prevention

EMPAC is pleased  to announce a key round table coming up in March 2019, hosted by the University of Northampton, on the vital role of early intervention and prevention. The University of Northampton are playing a leading role on this often overlooked aspect of policing, to bring to the fore…

Transforming Policing using a Restorative Framework, 28th September

As part of the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan (see http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/), EMPAC is pleased to announce a cutting-edge event at the University of Nottingham on the 28th September 2018, when Australian visiting expert Terry O’Connell (pictured, see more of Terry in a TV interview at https://www.what-makes-a-man.org.au/interviews/interview-highlights/terry-oconnell/) and Nottingham…

EMPAC Fellow’s geospatial research on crime harm

Crime volume and severity: a numerical and geospatial study EMPAC Fellow John Tanner of Derbyshire Constabulary, has completed new research on Crime Volume and Severity: a numerical and geospatial study at Nottingham Trent University. John’s work, as part of a Post Graduate Certificate, was supervised by Dr James Hunter. This study…

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Theory, Policy and Practice

EMPAC is pleased to announce an international and inter-disciplinary conference, open to academics, policy makers, practitioners and other interested stakeholders. From: Thursday 22 November 2018, 9 am To: Friday 23 November 2018, 5 pm Booking deadline: Wednesday 21 November 2018, 5.00 pm Reserve your place  Event details Since the mid-1990s, there has been an increasing…

Tackling Child Criminal Exploitation

EMPAC is pleased to report here on research that is developing systemic investigation, protection and prosecution strategies (SIPPS) for child criminal exploitation.  This vital work is being linked into the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan (EMPCRD) http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/ to help share the insights and improve professional practice.…

Improving the accuracy and reliability of earwitness evidence

EMPAC is pleased to feature cutting-edge research here from Nottingham Trent University that offers improvements to professional policing practice, specifically in the field of investigation. The victim of a crime might not always get a clear view of the perpetrator. In cases like telephone fraud, blackmail, or masked attack, the…

EMPAC roundtable on policing and mental health, 5th September

As part of the ongoing East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce a roundtable exploring approaches to mental health. Early discussions between Dr Claire Davis (University of Leicester) and Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Davison (Lincolnshire Police) have developed into a full roundtable…