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Loughborough researchers at Leicestershire Police conference

Academics from Loughborough University are set to present at a conference on ‘evidence-based policing’ held by Leicestershire Police.

On Friday 24 March over 100 researchers, postgraduate students, local police officers and staff will convene at the University of Leicester to discuss research ideas and forge partnerships between academia and policing.

Organised in collaboration with the East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration, the event will feature presentations from members of Loughborough’s Policing Research Group (PRO).

The PRO is comprised of academics of various disciplines across the University who are conducting research on policing, or whose research has a specific application in a policing context.

Researchers from the Schools of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Business and Economics, and Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering will present the following sessions:

  • ‘How does alcohol affect the amount and accuracy of information given by sexual assault complainants?’ – Dr Heather Flowe
  • ‘What is Predictive Policing? What could we predict?’ – Dr Lisa Jackson
  • ‘How effective can sport interventions be in reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour?’ – Dr Carolynne Mason, Dr Caron Walpole and Professor Paul Downward
  • ‘How wellbeing is prioritised in a rank based organisation.’ – Jamie Ferrill

The full programme is available here. You can follow the discussions on Twitter using the #LeicEBP2017 hashtag.