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 Leicester continues to help support regional efforts to tackle knife crime by working with the police violence leads, using Home Office and Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) funding.
  • The Blue Light Champions network are working with a number of well being research workstreams, from the Universities of Nottingham, Loughborough, Nottingham Trent and Leeds Beckett, improving our understanding of PTSD, sleep, and work related stress. A full update is here:- http://www.empac.org.uk/police-wellbeing-research/
  • Associate Professor Loretta Trickett, of Nottingham Trent University, has ongoing research about improving police handling of hate crime through more targeted risk assessing; and is also scoping research about race hate tensions  within communities.
  • Deputy Chief Constable Chris Haward and Professor Dave Walsh (De Montfort University) are leading ongoing work to tackle serious organised crime. See their latest update here:-  http://www.empac.org.uk/growing-momentum-in-tackling-serious-organised-crime/
  • Lincolnshire Superintendent Mark Housley and Dr Rowena Hill (Nottingham Trent University) are leading work to better understand and reduce demand, aligned to Force Management Statements (FMS), working with a number of leading academics, including Professors Peter Kawalek and Darren Smith of Loughborough University. The next event is on 28th February: – http://www.empac.org.uk/getting-ahead-of-fms-demand-working-together-on-best-evidence-and-innovation/
  • EMPAC are exploring a cutting-edge agile data analysis tool called Netgraph that could really change the way data informs improved policing decision-making. Watch this space!

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