Centre's Inaugural Conference: Evidence into practice, 11th May 2016
This exciting day conference (with an optional pre-conference workshop and evening speaker the day before) focused not only on the creation of research evidence but also its use to create change and innovation in practice. The conference welcomed police officers and staff, along with university academics, to debate and explore the creation and use of research evidence to improve policing. There were posters on education and continuing professional development and research and knowledge exchange.
The Open University Campus,
Workshop aimed at PhD students, research fellows and prospective Senior Practitioner Fellows in particular but also anyone with an interest in undertaking policing research
"Measuring All That Matters in Policing Using Mixed Methods” Workshop, Professor Jack Greene, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
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Public Leadership Perspectives: First in a summer series linked to the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area of the OU
"Why does evidence-based policing need evidence-based (police) management?", Professor Rob Briner, University of Bath with discussants: Professor Jack Greene, Northeastern University, Boston USA and Dr Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive, Oldham Council. Chaired by Professor Jean Hartley.
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The Conference programme included:
- Peter Horrocks, Vice Chancellor, Open University's welcome
- Dr Steven Chase, Chair of the Consortium's welcome
"Using our knowledge to create individual and organizational learning" Dr Steven Chase, Thames Valley Police.
"Social context and policing" Professor Jack Greene, Northeastern University, Boston, USA.
"Evidence based public service reform: rhetoric or reality?" Dr Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive, Oldham Council.
"Theory, evidence and engineering for police practice", Professor Nick Tilley, University College London.
"Policing in 2020 – An evidence-based profession", Francis Habgood, Chief Constable, Thames Valley Police.
"Leadership to create public value" by Professor Jean Hartley, The Open University
"Wellbeing" by Dr Ian Hesketh, Lancashire Constabulary and the College of Policing
"Evidence based practice and practice based evidence" by Dr Anne Adams, The Open University
"Signalling detection" by Professor Graham Pike, The Open University
"Operations Management" by Dr Paul Walley
"Learning resources: from Open Educational Resources (OERs) to Postgraduate Certificates and policing research" by Dr Liz Hartnett, Dr Gill Clough and Hannah Gore
"Game-based learning for police training in child Interviewing" by Dr Manuel Oliveira (from HighSkillz), Dr Anne Adams and Dr Jennefer Hart
- Mentoring for Evidence-based Champions, Anne Adams
- Game-based learning for police training in child interviewing, Anne Adams
- Understanding effectiveness, efficiency and value in police forensic submissions in England and Wales, Gary Bandy
- Proof of ID? Policing the night-time economy, Heather Barrett
- Evidence cafés, Gill Clough
- ‘iFIND’ An operational tool to assist Police Search Advisors locate missing persons, Naomi Eales
- Policing engagement via social media, Miriam Fernandez
- Leadership to create public value in policing, Jean Hartley
- Enquiry visits, Jean Hartley and Mike Lucas
- Using the mystery face to improve ID accuracy, Catriona Havard
- Systems thinking and complexity science for policing, Jeff Johnson
- Leadership development in peacebuilding programmes, Loua Khalil
- Police adoption and use of social media technology, Kieran Lewis
- Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice, Mike Lucas
- MOOC’s, BOC’s and OER’s, Mike Lucas
- Criminal identification technologies: Trajectories, uses and practices, Diana Miranda
- The experience of witnesses at identification procedures, Graham Pike
- Social media and police investigations, Graham Pike
- Forensic psychology: Witness investigation – MOOC. Graham Pike,
- Who engages with the police? Graham Pike
- Police leaders dealing with blame: some crisis leadership lessons, Alessandro Sancino
- Reporting and handling digital evidence in police investigations, Thein Than Tun
Some of the presentations have been made available by clicking on the link. Very soon, we will also make available video clips taken at the event.