Lars Davies, CEO, Kalypton
OPINION: There is an increasing and understandable buzz around blockchain and its potential to solve data sharing issues in the criminal justice system. However, caution is required. Lars Davies, CEO of Kalypton explains.
Carina O'Reilly - 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.
Graham Jarvis, Policing Insight
INSIGHT: Many forces want the benefits of BWV, yet procurement is not a simple process. Each department has specific needs that must be met in terms of quality, cost, storage and future-proofing – one size does not fit all. In this article from the CoPaCC thematic report 'Body-worn Video in Policing', Graham Jarvis looks at the technology considerations.
Dr Ali Malik, researcher
LONG READ: The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) was originally envisioned as an apolitical arms-length body providing oversight and accountability of the single police service. Dr Ali Malik explores the SPA's short history, and sets out recommendations aimed at strengthening the body’s legitimacy and increasing public confidence.
Tina Orr Munro - Associate Editor, Policing Insight
ANALYSIS: Report Watch summarises the main findings of reports that impact on policing and includes responses from the main stakeholders as well as media reaction. Here we take a look at the Scottish Police Federation's Personal Protective Equipment Survey 2017.
Analysis: Criminal justice reform was the subject of a session at this year’s APCC and NPCC Partnership Summit. There was a consensus that the criminal justice system is dysfunctional and is failing both victims and perpetrators, so is the answer to take more risks?
Dr Linda Reid, Alliance Manchester Business School
ANALYSIS: There is copious research about the phenomenon of domestic abuse, but little that is written from a leadership perspective. Dr Linda Reid examines the leadership of domestic abuse in the context of the police and their partners in a large city in the UK.
ANALYSIS: Report Watch summarises the main findings of reports that impact on policing and includes responses from the main stakeholders as well as media reaction. Here we take a look at Big Brother Watch's report on Police Access to Digital Evidence which examines the effectiveness of current legislation on investigating digital data and levels of police training.