Bernard Rix - CoPaCC
OPINION: Policing Insight publisher and Bedfordshire resident, Bernard Rix, was in the audience for last week's innovative "public selection" of the next Bedfordshire Chief Constable. Here, he reflects on what he learned...
Carina O'Reilly - Academic Editor, Policing Insight
IN THE NEWS: This summary curates the key policing-related research that's been published online in the last week, with links to the original journal articles, and selected abstracts - plus a short guide outlining how serving police officers and staff can get access, free, to many of the articles listed through the National Police Library.
Dr Robert Hesketh - Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
Analysis: With reports that gang violence is increasing, Dr Robert Hesketh, a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University, examines the potential benefits of 'social mixing' in helping to divert those at risk from joining gangs .
Alex Aldridge - PhD candidate, Royal Holloway
Analysis: Honorary Clinical Professor at UCL Adam Winstock and Royal Holloway PhD candidate Alex Aldridge examine the findings of The Global Drug Survey which challenges a number of "rape myths" including the idea that most women are likely to be assaulted when walking home alone.
Policing Insight team
FREE ACCESS: Policing Insight welcomes officers and staff from Police Scotland who now have FREE access to Policing Insight with the start of a new organisation wide subscription. Policing Insight is now available FREE to officers and staff in many UK forces and other police and criminal justice organisations - read on to find out how to use your FREE subscriber access.
Owen Sayers, Fenix Consultants
Analysis: Continuing our series on the implications of the Data Protection Act 2018, Owen Sayers, an enterprise architect, privacy and security specialist with thirty years' experience in the CJS explains the principles of Part 3 of the Act and how they impact law enforcement.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
analysis: British victims of overseas terror, already experiencing loss and horror, can return home only to be "let down" by the government. Andrew Staniforth outlines victim compensation schemes, developed in response to overseas and home terrorist attacks, and highlights the issues preventing victims from receiving proper support.
Muz Janoowalla, Head of Emergency Services, Sopra Steria
OPINION: As a Founder Sponsor of the World Class Policing Awards and a long term supporter of policing in the UK and internationally, Sopra Steria are proud to be a part of celebrating all that is great in world class policing this year. Muz Janoowalla, Head of Emergency Services at Sopra Steria, shares some of his many stories demonstrating policing at its best.
Tina Orr Munro - Editor, Policing Insight
Opinion: Following an initial inspection of 14 forces as part of the PEEL Inspection process for 2018/19, HM Inspector of Constabulary Matt Parr says the cracks are starting to appear in policing. But, none of HMICFRS’ concerns are new, suggesting the cracks are already there - they are just getting wider.
Keith Potter, Policing Insight
Analysis: There have been nine reports and reviews of forensic science over the past decade, highlighting numerous problems. The latest House of Lord's report has described the quality and delivery of forensic provision as "inadequate". Keith Potter explores the ongoing issues facing this sector and what needs to change.
Interview: EXCLUSIVE: The former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE explains to Policing Insight the challenges of delivering Prevent, defining Islamophobia, preserving peace in Northern Ireland, and what to do about Shamima Begum.
Lewis Westbury, Founder and Volunteer Coordinator at Police Rewired
Opinion: When software developer and Special Constable Lewis Westbury witnessed a stabbing, he realised how difficult it is to remember key details. The experience prompted the founder and volunteer coordinator for Police Rewired to develop Emergency Recorder, a volunteer project that helps people capture vital information during emergencies.
Analysis: In the second of our series on the implications of the Data Protection Act 2018, Owen Sayers, an enterprise architect, privacy and security specialist with thirty years experience in the CJS, explores how the Act fits into the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations [GDPR], which came into effect May 2018.
Clare Elford - MD, Clue
Opinion: This Friday (May 17), the Justice and Emergency Services Committee of TechUK will launch an initiative to get police systems 'talking to each other'. Clue's Managing Director Clare Elford explains how policing could emulate the success of an initiative in the banking sector to improve the way technology supports operational officers.
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Dr Iain Britton - CoPaCC
opinion: Special constable numbers have dropped by a third in five years. Could Employer Supported Policing (ESP) schemes help reverse the trend? Dr Iain Britton, from the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) attended the first ESP national conference hosted by Greater Manchester Police. He reflects on the event and on the potential for employer-supported models of volunteering in policing.
NEWS: National Crime Agency Director General Lynne Owens has called for an additional £650m a year to spearhead the fight against ‘chronic and corrosive’ serious and organised crime. Has the time come to ensure the NCA is sustainably funded once and for all?
Alan Beckley, Policing Insight from Australia
Analysis: In March, 50 people were killed and a further 50 were wounded when a gunman opened fire on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Former UK police officer and now Research Fellow at Western Sydney University Alan Beckley takes an in depth look at the impact this tragedy has had on New Zealand as it seeks to make sense of what has happened and to prevent it ever happening again.