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Students and staff of Manchester and Worcester Universities join thousands who have FREE access to Policing Insight – Find out how

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Policing Insight welcomes staff, students and researchers from the University of Manchester and the University of Worcester, who now have FREE access with the start of new organisation wide subscriptions. They join a community from many other UK and international institutions, police forces and other criminal justice organisations with an interest in progressive policing. Read on to find out how to use your FREE subscriber access.

It’s not just the universities of Manchester and Worcester that have access – if you are a student, staff member or researcher at one of the following academic institutions, you now have FREE subscriber access to Policing Insight via your institution’s organisation-wide subscription:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Buckinghamshire University
  • Burnley College
  • Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Coventry University
  • Edge Hill University
  • Keele University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • South Devon College
  • Staffordshire University
  • The Open University
  • University College London
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Hull
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of the West of England
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Worcester
  • Wrexham Glyndwr University
  • York St John University

Also if you are a police officer as well as a student, you might also have FREE subscriber access via your police force’s subscription.

Major police forces in the UK, Australia and New Zealand now subscribe:

  • Avon & Somerset
  • Bedfordshire
  • City of London
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Dorset
  • Durham
  • Dyfed-Powys
  • Humberside
  • Kent
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • Metropolitan Police
  • National Crime Agency
  • Norfolk
  • North Yorkshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Police Scotland
  • Police Service of Northern Ireland
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Thames Valley
  • Warwickshire
  • West Midlands 

Australia and New Zealand

  • Australian Federal Police
  • New Zealand Police
  • Queensland Police
  • South Australia Police
  • Victoria Police (Australia)
  • Western Australia

Garda and staff from An Garda Síochána, as well as officers and staff from South Yorkshire Police, also have FREE subscriber access via their trial subscriptions being run by their forces.

Policing and criminology students and academics can benefit from a wide range of content on Policing Insight showcasing the latest thinking in policing and criminal justice, sourced from an extensive array of contributors in policing, government, academia, the third sector and industry. Our Media Monitor service provides a huge searchable database of links to articles and reports from media, police and criminal justice organisations.

Policing Insight offers a unique read for practitioners and academics across the criminal justice system and raises excellent questions about current affairs as well as regularly overviewing academic research which is relevant to the profession”

Dr Emma Williams, Director of Research and Police Partnerships, The Open University

You can also keep up to date with our Weekly Academic Research Summary, while The Police Student series provides valuable support for police degree entry recruits. Both of these services are produced by our Academic Editor Dr Carina O’Reilly, Lecturer in Policing and Public Services at Anglia Ruskin University.

How do I access the FREE subscription?

Simply register a user account at using your organisation email address, and validate the account by setting up a password via the ‘Welcome’ email sent to you.

Once logged in, you will automatically be given subscription access if your university or college has an organisation-wide subscription.

Already registered an account with your organisation email address? Then you’re ready to go, just log in as usual and your account will be upgraded to subscriber access.

My organisation is not on the list above – how do I get FREE subscriber access to Policing Insight?

Your organisation may already subscribe as the list is just a sample of our customers – please try registering an account with your organisation email address. You will be upgraded automatically if your organisation has a subscription.

My organisation doesn’t have a subscription – what can I do?

Our team are in on-going contact with prospective academic institutions, so please get in touch if you would like to know more about organisation-wide access to Policing Insight. Email us at [email protected]

In the meantime, why not take out an individual subscription – we will of course refund the remainder your individual subscription if your organisation subsequently subscribes.

Many thanks to all the academic institutions that have chosen to support Policing Insight and a big welcome to all our new readers with FREE subscriber access.


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