BSC Policing Network
The Policing Network has its own website: http://bscpolicingnetwork.wordpress.com
The core aims of the Policing Network are to:
- advance understanding of policing studies;
- provide an arena for information exchange, critical analysis and debate across the research, policy and practice communities – nationally and internationally.
To achieve these aims the Network will engage in activities that include:
- organising and hosting conferences, seminars and symposia;
- disseminating information through its JISCmail list and via scholarly publications;
- responding to policy consultations and/or requests for information.
Louise Westmarland (Chair) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Jones (Deputy Chair) – email@example.com
Karen Bullock (Postgraduate Coordinator) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara Grace (Blog Recruiter) – email@example.com
Charlotte Harris (BSC Link) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart Lister (Policing Journal Link Contact) – email@example.com
Layla Skinns (Prizes) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Bacon (BSC Conference Liaison) – M.Bacon@sheffield.ac.uk
Ross Deuchar – Ross.Deuchar@uws.ac.uk
Tara Lai Quinlan (3rd Sector link) – email@example.com
Adam White – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisa Silvestri (Contact Database Coordinator) – email@example.com
For details of two BSC Policing Network prizes please see the Prizes page
Evidence-Based Policing – Research Showcase 2017
Call for Proposals
Following the success of the 2015 and 2016 events, The British Society of Criminology Policing Network and the College of Policing are happy to announce that on 17 May 2017 we are hosting another Research Showcase as part of the College’s High Potential Development Scheme (a five-year training programme designed to equip middle-rank officers for the senior ranks). In the showcase, policing scholars will have the opportunity to present their empirical research directly to approximately 65 serving officers (and fellow academics). The session will take place at the College of Policing site in Ryton, Coventry. It will include lunch, a two hour ‘walkabout session’ in which officers can ask questions at each presenter’s stand, and coffee.
We invite proposals from researchers, institutions or consortiums to host a stand showcasing their policing research (a stand typically comprises a poster, promotional literature and, where appropriate, computer demonstrations). While we are open to proposals relating to any aspect of policing, we do stipulate that the research should have a significant empirical component, given the underlying evidence-based policing agenda (broadly defined). Proposals should be no more than 300 words and include the name of the presenter(s), a title, and an overview of the research to be presented (works in progress are welcomed). It should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2017. Successful proposals will be announced early March 2017. (Please note: the officers attending the May 2017 event are a different cohort to those who attended the May 2015 and May 2016 events, so if you have hosted a stand before, please feel free submit a proposal on a similar topic as you will have a new audience).
Future events are announced in the bi-monthly bulletin.
Previous events – Evidence-Based Policing – Research Showcase 2016
Following the success of the May 2015 event, The British Society of Criminology Policing Network and the College of Policing hosted another research showcase (11 May 2016) as part of the High Potential Development Scheme (a five-year training programme designed to equip middle-rank officers for the senior ranks). In the showcase, policing scholars had the opportunity to present their empirical research directly to approximately 50 serving officers (and fellow academics), in the process contributing to the evidence-based policing agenda. The session took place at the College of Policing site in Sunningdale Park. It included lunch, a two hour ‘walkabout session’ in which officers could ask questions at each presenter’s stand, and coffee.
Joining and staying in touch
Please visit our website for more on us and policing, to read the blog and to join the network: http://bscpolicingnetwork.com
Contact the Network
Policing Network Chair, Dr Louise Westmarland (Chair) – email@example.com
Websites of interest
UK Police Force websites – https://www.police.uk/contact/force-websites/
Policy and legislation – https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/policing