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Research Roundup: a one minute briefing

Here is the news! Associate Professor Kerry Clamp, of the University of Nottingham, is exploring applications of restorative practice by working with the team at Derby’s Cotton Lane Police Station, sponsored by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Interim updates are pending very soon – watch this space! The University of…

Growing momentum in tackling serious organised crime

The UK Cabinet Office reported in 2018 that serious and organised crime (SOC) affects more UK citizens, more often, than any other national security threat. It costs the UK at least £37 billion annually. It’s therefore quite right EMPAC is prioritising SOC in the research and innovation regional agenda. They…

It’s good to talk

EMPAC’s first Research Cafe, in February, stimulated a lot of new connections and showed it really is good to talk. And some coffee and cake helps too! Thanks are due to the organising of Chief Inspector Dan Pedley and Graham Pickering in helping bring people together. There’s a second event…

Educating Bobby

In the Willy Russell play Educating Rita (1980), later a film (1983), Frank, the academic, confronts his student, Rita, with the line, “..found a culture, have you Rita? Found a better song to sing? No, you found a different song to sing..”.  There is plenty of change afoot in ‘professionalising’…

Latest on Police well-being research

Policing can be stressful! There are increasingly complex demands placed upon police professionals, with long hours, high levels of accountability and too  often the threat of conflict and violence. So it’s right that well-being is being treated more seriously in policing. It’s not just about trying to respond to colleagues…

Research Café, 29th May 2020

Update: Because of COVID-19, this event is to be re-scheduled, and new arrangements will be made just as soon as restrictions are lifted. EMPAC continues its work on collaborative research and innovation on-line, using video conference via Skype and Zoom, telephone and email in the meantime and invites you get…

Research Café, 6th February 2020

EMPAC is pleased to be able to invite you to a Research Café, generously hosted by Leicestershire Police, to join up academic researchers with front-line policing. Get it in your diary now! The Research Café is an opportunity for research postgraduates as well as researchers to get together and talk…

Working together on serious organised crime

 Serious Organsied Crime (SOC) costs the UK at least £37 billion annually. In the East Midlands region, the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is working closely with all relevant academic departments within De Montfort University (DMU) to deliver against the national Serious Organised Crime Strategy and to get…

DMU undergraduate policing research

There are some who regard undergraduate dissertations as not ‘proper research’ but we at EMPAC see a lot of benefit for lots of reasons. Many of the dissertation writers are exploring a possible career in policing and they often focus their attention on ‘real-world’ professional issues, that offer genuine ‘new…

FMS Demand-Understanding Locations: 28th February 2020

Forces have been under pressure to are under pressure to respond to increasing demand with fewer resources, and account for their efforts through Force Management Statements (FMS). Now,  policing professionals and and academic researchers are increasingly working together to break out beyond the reactive cycle and get ‘upstream’ to reduce…