What impact will the government’s ‘big society’ have on policing? In an article published in Police Review Martin Innes says two pilot projects in Cardiff shows the police service what the government wants officers to do and how effective it can be.
UPSI provides an integrated model that develops and uses research evidence to improve the delivery of policing. Our work is directly shaping policy and practice at the national, regional and neighbourhood levels.
The UPSI model is based upon an innovative collaborative approach to research and training. At the University of Glamorgan, police probationer training is undertaken by a team of academic staff working directly alongside experienced police trainers. In conducting research, the team at Cardiff University are frequently engaged in direct collaborations with police officers. This helps to ensure that our findings and recommendations fully reflect the complexities of the realities of modern police work, whilst also being rigorously informed by robust methodological frameworks.
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Professor Martin Innes, who is the Director of the Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI), has been commissioned by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) to work alongside Ipsos MORI to develop a new framework to help police forces respond more effectively to acts of ASB.
The review will seek to integrate the best research on victims and ideas and how the police can develop a framework to operationalise the knowledge they collect on ASB.
Download the full article from HMIC's website: www.hmic.gov.uk/SiteCollectionDocuments/PRC/PRC_ASB_20100311.pdf
UPSI Director Professor Martin Innes joins the debate over protection of new identities for criminals which has been sparked by the recent Jon Venables case.
"Professor Martin Innes, director of the Universities Police Science Institute at Cardiff University, said the Venables case – the first time there has been a recall by someone under such an order – is "pivotal" and means a review over how they work is now needed."
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