The Victim, Witness and Public Protection Network is led by Dr Karen Lumsden of Loughborough University and Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping.
The research carried out by this network will address a range of topics across victims, witnesses and public protection. Specific focus will be on street robbery, online victimisation and domestic violence, the training that police officers receive regarding domestic violence, and measuring the impact of Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH).
The Victims, Witnesses, and Public Protection Network will deliver the following projects:
Police Link Officers for Deaf People (PLOD) and Video Relay Services in the East Midlands: What Works and Best Practice
Aims: To provide police with better evidence on which technologies are most valuable and cost-effective for law enforcement uses” and also which will better support deaf people in their interactions and contact with police forces.
Hate Crime Post-Brexit: Migrant Experiences of Hate Crime in Lincolnshire
Aims: explore the experiences of hate crime amongst sections of Lincolnshire’s migrant population.
Evaluation of Leicestershire Police Integrated Vulnerability and Mental Health Management Initiative
Aims: This project will create an evidence-base for what works in relation to partnership working, multi-agency support hubs (MASH), and support vulnerable clients with mental health needs.
Domestic Violence Training for Frontline Officers
Aims: This project will explore how frontline officers intervene in domestic violence (DV) incidents and how response and support mechanisms can be improved to further support victims.
Motivations for Street Robbery Offences
Aims: This project will explore the decision-making processes of those committing street robberies.
Fellowship 1: Examining the Interactions between the Police and NGOs with Regards to Modern Slavery
Aims: This project will investigate the extent of modern slavery and human trafficking in Leicestershire, and where the police response sits in relation to multi-agency partnership working.