What Works Centre News Updates

What is gamification? Testing it with Body Worn Video training 15 January 2018

Why do we play games? Are there elements of game play that could be transferred to learning? The College of Policing and Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are exploring how to use gamification to make learning more engaging and effective.

A Bradford Hill Christmas 08 December 2017

The College of Policing research team helps us to examine whether Santa is the cause of our Christmas gifts - from a research and statistics perspective. 

Experiments in crime purr-vention 25 October 2017

Dr Helen Innes from the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University explains how an experiment with a cartoon cat has generated new evidence about how to better use crime prevention communications to influence public behaviour.

Congratulations to successful bursary applicants 04 October 2017

Successful applicants to the Bursary Scheme 2017/18 receive positive news as the College provides funding towards their academic study.

Research Mapping: a police appeal with a difference 01 October 2017

Here at College What Works, we are seeking Research Map contributions from students, police and academics.

PREVENT-ing terrorism 12 September 2017

Professor Martin Innes of Cardiff University explains how research by the What Works Centre helps us to understand the contribution of disruption techniques in preventing terrorism.

Frontline researchers: A personal experience 16 August 2017

My experience of conducting research as a police officer and some key tips for future researchers

Research published on electronic monitoring 24 July 2017

Dr Jyoti Belur and Dr Amy Thornton of UCL Department of Security and Crime Science talk about the newly-published systematic review on electronic monitoring.