Research and Practice in Conversation: A Policing Lab Virtual Event

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A space for academics & practitioners to share research & discuss how to facilitate knowledge exchange & evidence-based practice.

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Date: Tuesday 14 December 2021

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Online (via Zoom)

Event overview:

The aim of this event is to provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners who do work with policing, to come together, learn from one another, and engage in dialogue about research, knowledge exchange, and evidence-based practice.


• Increase awareness of the research going on at the University of Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police and elsewhere related to policing

• Provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners to learn from each other's experiences and perspectives

• Introduce practitioners to potential topics and methods of interest

• Inform future research agendas

Event hosts:

The event will be hosted by Dr. Katharine Boyd, Senior Lecturer, Criminology and Professor Brian Rappert, Professor of Sociology both of the University of Exeter.


10:00 – 10:10: Introduction & Welcome (Prof. Brian Rappert)

10:10 – 10:50: Panel 1

Topic: The Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme - Teaching Applied Modelling and Data Science

• Dr. Daniel Chalk, Senior Research Fellow in Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis, PenARC, University of Exeter

• Gavin Bardsley, Head of Performance & Analysis, Devon and Cornwall Police

Topic: Hot Spots Policing

• Jo Arundale, Chief Superintendent Local Policing, East Cornwall, Devon and Cornwall Police

10:50 – 11:35 : Panel 2

Topic: Use of force, Taser... and traffic lights? Identifying methodological good practices and lessons learnt

• Dr. Abi Dymond, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, University of Exeter

Topic: Deflection, Diversion, and Incentivised Admission

• Dr. Rebecca Helm, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Exeter

• Penelope Gibbs, External Advisor, Transform Justice

11:35 -11:50: Break out session 1

11:50 - 12:35: Panel 3

Topic: The Online Subculture of the Incels

• Dr. Lewys Brace, Lecturer in Data Analysis, Criminology, University of Exeter

Topic: Challenges and Opportunities in the Use of Digital Forensics in Investigations

• Dr. Dana Wilson-Kovacs, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Exeter

12:35 - 13:30: LUNCH

13:30 - 14:15: Panel 4

Topic: Operation One Chance and Roads Safety

• Dr. Cris Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Exeter

• Olly Tayler, Traffic Inspector, Alliance Roads Policing, Devon and Cornwall Police

Topic: Demonstrating the Cambridge Consensus Statement for Counting Crime and Detections

• Gavin Bardsley, Head of Performance & Analysis, Devon and Cornwall Police

14:15 - 14:30: Break out session 2

14:30 - 15:00: Brian Introduces ‘bite-size’ session

‘Bite-Size' Session (during this session you can select as few or as many pre-recorded ‘bite size’ sessions to view).

15:00 - 15:45: Panel 5

Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury Screening & Offender Management

• Prof. Huw Williams, Associate Prof. of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Exeter

• Sarah Carlsen-Browne, Senior Manager for CJ (People), Devon and Cornwall Police

Topic: Domestic Abuse and Harm: Evaluating trends and trajectories to inform practice

• Dr Katharine Boyd, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Exeter

15:45 -16:00: Closing and general Q&A (Dr. Katharine Boyd)

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