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EMPAC welcomes Professor Karen Harrison

EMPAC is pleased to welcome a new point of contact at the University of Lincoln – Professor Karen Harrison – following the retirement of Professor Matthew Hall. We extend our thanks to Professor Hall for working with us in the past and send him our very best wishes for the…

Policing innovation and enterprise: weaponising creativity

The ambition of progressive policing As a professor of policing innovation – the only one I know of – I wanted to start a different conversation about what I see my mission as, and how we may find some common ground between us to work together. The central message I…

Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice, Northampton

EMPAC is pleased to be able to tell you all about one of our great collaborative members – the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) at the University of Northampton. The IPSCJ brings together practice, policy and academia by using an evidence-based approach to enhance public service delivery…

Undergraduate Internship opportunity

A fresh opportunity to apply for EMSOU Internships (Undergraduate) with all Universities within the EMSOU 5 force collaboration areas has arisen.  The closing date will be 23rd December 2020 at 23:55. Click here to apply https://shrsc.tal.net/vx/appcentre-External/brand-5/candidate/so/pm/6/pl/1/opp/2493-EMSOU-Internship-Undergraduate/en-GB More information about the Internships The East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) is one of…

Research on sexual offence victims’ experiences of criminal justice system

Only one in five victims of sexual offences in England and Wales were satisfied with their criminal justice experience, a new Loughborough-led study has revealed. Dr Olivia Smith, of Loughborough University, has published a new report – Evaluation of the Sexual Violence Complainants’ Advocate Scheme – that aims to improve…

Serious Organised Crime & Community Resilience Research

Combating serious organised crime (SOC) is a top priority for the East Midlands police region. A team of policing professionals and academics have been working together to explore various aspects of SOC to identify key themes that can be progressed. Here is one update report – on community resilience –…

Loughborough University youth violence research survey

Dr Holly Collison of Loughborough University (London campus) is leading new research into how sport can divert potential offenders from knife crime and youth violence. The research is seeking participants to undertake an online survey which could be followed by an optional interview. Participants should fall into any of the…

Disproportionality in policing – fully funded MSc and PhD studentships

The College of Policing is collaborating with the London School of Economics and University College London on this fully funded MSc and PhD studentship on race disproportionality in the police use of force. There is evidence that people from Black communities in England and Wales are disproportionately more likely to have force…

Self-assessment and improvement resources on police wellbeing

Overview and recent history of police wellbeing research Chief Constables hold a statutory responsibility to manage the welfare of their officers and staff, and Police and Crime Commissioners are there to hold them to account, drawing on evidence including the HMICFRS’s Integrated PEEL assessments (IPA) and Force Management Statements. In…

Spotlight on EMPAC experts: Graham Pickering

Graham is a Service Improvement officer within Leicestershire Police and the EMPAC point of contact in Leicestershire for two-way communication in our regional policing research collaboration. Graham performs a vital role in making things happen at the local level and ensuring research is helping the continual improvement of  policing in…