What Works Centre News Updates

The Essex Centre for Data Analytics 21 May 2018

In their mission to reduce vulnerability, Essex police is currently developing an innovative approach to the use of analytics as a means of understanding, predicting and subsequently reducing risk.

College Bursary 2018 is open for applications 26 March 2018

A scheme that gives police officers and staff across England and Wales financial support towards their education is re-opening today for its third year of applications.

Red light enforcement cameras 21 February 2018

This review on the use of red light enforcement cameras was conducted by Dr Chloe Perkins and Dr Rebecca Steinbach of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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. 

Research Mapping: a police appeal with a difference 07 November 2017

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

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.

The accidental academic 06 October 2017

DCI Julie Henderson tells us about her innovative work in developing the first in-custody digital footwear scanner and about her accidental journey into academia.