The Centre for Operational Policing Research is thrilled to be hosting a “Technologies of Criminal Justice” Seminar and Networking Event on the 29th of April 2022. This event is supported by the Behaviour, Brain and Society GRP.
This event is open to all Warwick researchers - from PhD students through to senior colleagues - who are interested in the role of technology in the criminal justice system. Learn more about the fascinating research that is happening within COPR, from Digital Forensics and Technology, to Policing models and the Law, as well as the science behind criminal behaviours, and more!
Prof Tom Sorell at the NPCC Internet Intelligence and Investigations Conference 2022
Prof Tom Sorell (Professor of Politics and Philosophy, PAIS) will gave an invited talk at a panel on digital ethics at the NPCC Internet Intelligence and Investigations Conference 2022 on March 24 in Hinkley. You can read more about the conference here.
The Ethics of Undercover Policing - 1st Edition - Christopher Nathan
Dr Christopher Nathan (Honorary Research Fellow, PAIS) has published a new monograph titled "The Ethics of Undercover Policing". For details see: https://www.routledge.com/The-Ethics-of-Undercover-Policing/Nathan/p/book/9780367264581
Policing is, historically, relatively new. Professor Christopher Nathan's paper Ethics of Policing explores salient questions in relation to policing, including how police are understood, what their purpose is, and on what terms is the institution of the police a justified institution?
This research asks how the police can use City of Culture as a platform to engage the public, whilst also managing crime and protecting event attendees. The project explores how police partnerships around arts and culture can support crime reduction and protect vulnerable people. Read more...
Through interviews with 25 people in Coventry city centre in June 2021, new COPR research asks how people have experienced this loss of freedom and what their new-found liberty looks like as they emerge out of lockdown and return to the city. Read more...
Black and Asian people in the United Kingdom are more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than white people. Following a panel of 36,000 searches by 1,100 police officers at a major English police force, COPR research has unveiled measures of over-searching relative to two baselines: the ethnic composition of crime suspects officers interact with and the ethnic composition of the areas they patrol. Read more.
Domestic abuse is increasingly recognised as a serious public health concern worldwide. Previous research has suggested a link between national football tournaments and domestic abuse. While hypothesised to be a significant factor, the role alcohol plays in this relationship has not yet been explored quantitatively. Read more.
Providing Eyewitness Confidence Judgements During Versus After Eyewitness Interviews Does Not Affect the Confidence-Accuracy Relationship
COPR members Emily Spearing and Dr Kim Wade have published a study in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, investigating at what point in an interview eyewitness should be prompted to provide judgements about how confident they are in their memory report. Read more.
Watch COPR member Professor Mark Williams from WMG discuss and demonstrate the scanning technology his team uses to support the work of West Midlands Police in collecting evidence for investigations on BBC Two’s Forensics: The Real CSI.