Dr. Jill S. Russell, Military Historian
Analysis: As the Hong Kong demonstrations continue unabated, Military Historian and independent consultant Dr Jill Russell examines the historical context for the current disorder and the wider challenges of policing political protests.
Professor Rick Sarre - Dean of Law, University of South Australia
Analysis: Police officers carrying firearms is an area that has undergone considerable legislative changes in Australia. Professor Rick Sarre, Dean of Law at the University of South Australia, examines what effect these changes have had on officer safety and public protection.
Andrew Lea, Head of Policing, KPMG in the UK
Analysis: The influx of thousands of new police recruits in the next three years will transform Human Resources in policing. Head of Policing for KPMG in the UK Andrew Lea explores the challenges ahead and offers ways in which HR can rise to them.
Carina O'Reilly - Academic Editor, Policing Insight
New Series: What is Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) and why is the College of Policing keen to incorporate this approach into police work? To coincide with the announcement of our forthcoming series, THE POLICE STUDENT, Policing Insight's Academic Editor Carina O'Reilly explores the shift towards Evidence-Based Policing and the value it potentially brings.
Lewis Jack – Statistics Regulator, Crime & Justice, Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR)
Analysis: Statistics can help improve the public's understanding of the demands on policing, but how do the media use statistics and how does this influence the public debate? Statistics Regulator for the Office for Statistics Regulation Lewis Jack discusses the findings of the OSR's Policing Review Phase Two Media Analysis.
Dr Roy Bailey, University of Portsmouth
analysis: The final paper in our series on Police and Crime Panels by Dr Roy Bailey explores the governance role of Police and Crime Panels and whether they are effective in holding Police and Crime Commissioners to account.
Dr Lee J Curley, The Open University
Opinion: Forensic evidence can make or break a criminal case, so what happens when bias is involved? Dr Lee Curley and Dr James Munro examine the impact of bias and the role psychology can play in understanding it.
Richard Battams - Senior Project Manager, Staffs Commissioners Office
INSIGHT: Staffordshire is one of the few forces that has successfully pressed ahead with merging police and fire governance. With Phase 1 now complete, Senior Project Manager Richard Battams and Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis offer a unique insight into the process and what has been achieved so far.
Dr Jamie Walvisch, Monash University
ANALYSIS : Despite public concern, sex offenders cannot remain imprisoned indefinitely; but many schemes do little to rehabilitate such offenders. Jamie Walvisch, Monash University; Kelly Richards, Queensland University of Technology, and Lorana Bartels, Australian National University look at what works to protect the community.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
Analysis: The tragic deaths of 39 people in a container lorry in Essex have once again shone a spotlight on human trafficking and the EU's continuing struggle to prevent organised criminals exploiting Europe's frictionless borders. Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth takes a closer look at the challenges.
Analysis: The Police Innovation Fund was introduced in 2013 and replaced by the Police Transformation Fund in 2016, but how successful has it been in bringing the latest innovation and technology to police forces? Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth argues the time is now right for a full evaluation.
analysis: Independent police and crime panel members are generally younger, more diverse, better skilled and more representative of their communities. In his fourth paper, based on his research into police and crime panels, Dr Roy Bailey evaluates the effectiveness of independent panel members.
Prof. Max Abbott, Auckland University of Technology
ANALYSIS : A new law passed in New Zealand promises to decriminalise drug use in favour of a public health approach. Prof. Max Abbott, Auckland University of Technology, argues that the move is a positive step towards addressing the real impact of drugs - so long as it doesn’t get lost in translation.
Dan Slee, co-founder of comms2point0
ANALYSIS : With extreme weather and Brexit dominating the headlines, it might seem sensible for emergency planners to advise people on what to do in a crisis. But when Police Scotland did just that with their #grabbag tweet, it got all the wrong kind of attention. Dan Slee, co-founder of comms2point0, examines the fallout.
Dr Emmeline Taylor, City, University of London
ANALYSIS : Cuts to police budgets can mean hard choices. But what might this mean to the victims of incidents like retail crime? Dr Emmeline Taylor, of City, University of London, explores the fallout from retail crime - but argues that we need to move beyond the police response.
Jane Monckton-Smith - Senior Lecturer, University of Gloucestershire
Analysis: Following the publication of her research into Intimate Partner Homicides, Dr Jane Monckton-Smith outlines the eight stages of escalation that result in an Intimate Partner Homicide, demonstrating this is a highly predictable crime and debunking the traditional "crime of passion" narrative that often surrounds it.
ANALYSIS: The Whaley Bridge crisis could have been a disaster - but strong communications work by the emergency services helped keep a community together. Dan Slee, co-founder of comms2point0, looks at the social media effort to show where it all went right.
Analysis: The Anglo-American jury system may permeate our popular culture, but many countries have a different approach when it comes to deciding a person's guilt. Dr Lee Curley examines the different systems and how they can impact the final verdict.
analysis: In the third of five papers on Police and Crime Panels, Dr Roy Bailey examines the panel's legal powers and how it handles complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners whilst trying to strike a balance between support and scrutiny.
insight: UK police forces are unable to access the European Commission's Internal Security Fund - Police (ISF-P) which promotes safety and security in the EU, but Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth explains there are other ways for forces to be involved in its vital work.