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Researchers at The Open University (OU), working with the Centre for Policing Research and Learning, have received a £1 million Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) grant to improve the way members of the public and authorities su

04/27/2018 - 09:58

We have developed an award-winning training simulation that addresses gaps in the knowledge and skills of new recruits and serving officers when interviewing child witnesses.

04/25/2018 - 09:07

Three months as Senior Practitioner Fellow with the Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) taught me many things, not least that despite the chasm of differences between law enforcement and academia the two can cooperate extraordinarily well.  This is of course depende

03/19/2018 - 19:13

Published online in International Journal of HRD Practice, Policy and Research “In Search of Individual and Organizational Fairness in Policing” by Dr Steven Chase, Thames Valley Police.  Find it at: https://www.ijhrdppr.com/

03/07/2018 - 18:41

Systems thinking provides theory and practical tools for seeking solutions to messy social and organisational problems at local, regional and global levels.   This free MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on 'Systems Thinking and Complexity' was developed in collaboration with policing partners fro

03/05/2018 - 17:13

Explore how your own mind works, and discover how the limitations of the human brain can lead to major miscarriages of justice in this free online course 

02/23/2018 - 10:27

‘The Unaccompanied Migrant Children’ pilot project that CPRL supported in 2017 has produced a final report.   The project sought to gather the views of a range of professionals (healthcare, social work, police, border agencies) about the care of unaccompanied minors.  The report may be access

02/19/2018 - 10:34

Are you interested in joining this innovative Centre, working closely with external policing partners across the UK? Do you want to support academics in a varied and pioneering programme of research, learning and knowledge exchange? 

02/13/2018 - 12:14

We wish to appoint a Research Fellow to work on the Police Learning Transformation project, which is a major research and organization development project in the programme of work in The Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL).  The project aims to enhance the further p

02/11/2018 - 11:14

The Open University Business School has partnered with The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) to offer a free four-week course targeted at those with an interest in financial management across the public and not-for-profit sectors.


01/30/2018 - 16:25