Inside information: Students and prisoners study together in course that reveals the power of collaborative education. Also reported in The Times
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A new assessment of the state of the evidence on Out of Court Disposals by Dr Peter Neyroud, Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group and Lecturer in Evidence based Policing, has been published. The assessment was commissioned by the National Police Chief's Council of England and Wales. The Review draws on the recently published Systematic Review on Pre-court disposals managed by the Police. The evidence review was commissioned to inform the development of the new NPCC strategy on out of court disposals for England and Wales.
The 11th Cambridge International Conference on EBP on 9th-11th July heard a keynote address from Deputy Commissioner Winnie Chiu of the Hong Kong Police, and a
special lecture on "Predicting Murder With Social Network Analysis" by Andrew Papachristos of Northwestern University (US).
View the conference videos