Tina Orr Munro - Associate Editor, Policing Insight
INSIGHT: As we approach the annual Police ICT Summit, Policing Insight asks police leaders and ICT stakeholders what they believe are the biggest challenges facing Police ICT and what they hope the Summit might achieve.
Alan Beckley, Policing insight from Australia
ANALYSIS: Attitudes towards and the treatment of mental health in the Australian police have changed over the years. However, after 20,000 police and emergency workers responded 'Answering the Call', the first national survey of mental health in this sector, former UK police officer and now Research Fellow at Western Sydney University Alan Beckley says the police still have a long way to go.
Professor Marian Fitzgerald, University of Kent
ANALYSIS: Though the number of recorded crimes is rising, the proportion of those crimes that are detected is falling. Professor Marian FitzGerald of the University of Kent explores the figures.
Tara Macpherson, Director, Public Safety & Justice, PwC Canada
Analysis: Following a number of suicides, Canada's police leaders are increasingly recognising the need to offer its frontline staff 'a continuum of support and services' throughout their career. PwC Director of Public Safety and Justice Tara Macpherson examines what progress is being made on this.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
ANALYSIS: The drone-related shutdown at Gatwick has exposed fault lines in the multi-agency threat and risk assessment prioritisation processes at UK airports. Andrew Staniforth, Board Member and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC), takes a look at the implications...
Lee Curley, Decision Scientist, Edinburgh Napier University
Analysis: Decision Scientist Lee Curley's research takes a closer look at the effect Scotland's unique, but controversial 'third' verdict of not proven has on jurors.
Sarah-Jane Lennie, Manchester Metropolitan University
Analysis: Currently on a career break, serving police officer Sarah-Jane Lennie shares some of the emerging themes from her PhD research into the emotional wellbeing of police officers.
Inspector John Shuttleworth, Devon and Cornwall Police
Analysis: Devon and Cornwall Police Inspector John Shuttleworth shares the lessons learnt from Operation Fardel, the force's response to a national telephone scam, and recommends ways to help close the gap in the police service's response to this fraud.
Peter Joyce, Visiting Professor, University of Glyndŵr
Analysis: The police service has faced a prolonged period of unprecedented cuts. Visiting Professor in Criminology at the University of Glyndŵr Peter Joyce and Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Manchester Metropolitan University Dr Wendy Laverick argue that this level of austerity risks undermining police legitimacy.
Analysis: Fraud accounts for a third of reported crime in England and Wales yet the number of cases investigated and prosecuted is tiny compared to the volume. As the Police Foundation publishes its latest research on improving the police response to fraud victims, Ian Dyson, Commissioner for the City of London Police which leads nationally on fraud, says things are changing.
Syreeta Lund, Policing Insight
ANALYSIS: The latest in our Report Watch series, summarises the findings of a report by HMICFRS’ Policing and Mental Health Report, Picking Up the Pieces, published last month (Nov 27). We look at the impact on policing, recommendations as well as stakeholder and media reactions.
ANALYSIS: Vast, viable and virtual: cyberspace is a new continent that cybercriminals are only just beginning to exploit. Policing Insight contributor and Senior Research Fellow at CENTRIC Andrew Staniforth explores the areas most at risk and the need for unprecedented cooperation to combat cybercrime.