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11th International Conference on Evidence-Based Policing

9 - 11 July 2014

Faculty of Law on Sidgick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DZ


The theme for 2018 was

Transforming Police Outcomes with Research

Professor Lawrence W. Sherman, Chair
Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and
Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology


 

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Video and Sound recordings from the Conference:

All Presentations below are in running order as they appeared on the day.

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 MONDAY 9th JULY 2018

 Welcome, Introductions and Keynote Address

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Welcome and Introductions Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO Chair, Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge,
Professor Heather Strang Director, Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge,
Sir Denis O'Conor CBE Chair, International Advisory Board, Cambridge Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Keynote Address "Evidence-Based Policing and Management"
Hon. Winnie CHIU Wai-yin, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Management), Hong Kong Police Force

 Predicting Murders with Social Network Analysis and
 Using Network Analysis to Prevent Serious Harm

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Predicting Murders with Social Network Analysis Professor Andrew Papachristos, Northwestern University
Using Network Analysis to Prevent Serious Harm An interview of Professor Andrew Papachristos by Dr Paolo Campana, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

 TUESDAY 10th JULY 2018

 Evidence-Based Policing in Durham

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Chair: Chief Constable Mike Barton QPM
Pioneering the Checkpoint Diversion Program
Gillian Routledge MSt (Cantab), Durham Police
Managing Arrestees Algorithmically with HART (the Harm Assessment Risk Tool)
Sheena Urwin MSt (Cantab), Durham Constabulary
Discussion: Chief Constable Barton moderating

 Presentation of the 2018 Sir Robert Peel Medal to Michael Barton

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Presentation Chair: Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO
Sir Robert Peel Address Chief Constable Mike Barton QPM, Durham Constabulary

 Social Networks of Victims and Offenders

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Chair: Chris Sims OBE QPM, Chief Constable, West Midlands 2009-2015
"Human Trafficking Through Criminal Networks" Dr Paolo Campana, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Targeting Key Network Members in West Midlands" Dr Barak Ariel, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Marijuana Farm Slavery: Victims of Networks?" Adam Ramiz, Surrey Police
Discussant: Andrew Papachristos, Northwestern University

 Evidence-Based Policing Against Domestic Abuse

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Chair: Professor heather Strang, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Domestic Abuse Victims' and Perpetrators' Views on Restorative Justice Conferences" Clare Nettleton, Surrey Police
"Patterns of Reported Domestic Abuse in Sweden: Little Repetition or Escalation" Marika Dagenbrink, Swedish Police
"Implementing an Algorithmic Harm Forecasting Tool for Domestic Abuse." Dr. Geoffrey Barnes, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and W. Australia Police
Discussion: Professor heather Strang, moderating

 Evidence vs. Experience: Two Comparative Tests

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Chair: Chief Constable Alec Wood, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
"Evidence vs. Professional Judgment in Setting Safeguarding Priorities." Noel Simmonds, Sussex Police
"Evidence vs. Intuition in Identifying Neighbourhood Crime Targets" James Sutherland, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Discussion: Chief Constable Wood, moderating

 EBP at the College of Policing (UK)

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Chair: Chief Constable Crispian Strachan CBE
Speaker: Rachel Tuffin, College of Policing

 Tracking and Measuring Procedural Justice & Legitimacy

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Chair: Dr Justice Tankebe, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Measuring Procedural Justice With Body-Cam Samples" Arif Nawaz, Greater Manchester Police
"Tracking Self-Legitimacy Among Danish Police Recruits: A Panel Survey" Jan Larsen, Danish Police
"Varieties of Reactions to Becoming a Police Officer: Tracking the first 3 Years" Peter Blichfeldt, Danish Police
Discussion: Dr Justice Tankebe, moderating

 Evidence-Based Targeting of Police Resources and "EBIT" in Kent

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Chair: Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Doing Better With Less: How Kent Developed a Targeting-Based EBP Strategy" Superintendent Dr John Phillips, Kent Police
"Targeting Domestic Abuse with 315,000 Cases" Alasdair Robertson, Manchester University and Andy Featherstone, Kent Police
"Developing an Evidence-Based Investigative Tool (EBIT)" Kent McFadzien, Cambridge Centre for EBP Ltd.
Discussion and questions: Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO

 Wednesday 11th JULY 2018

 Tasers, Terrorism and Interviews: 3 RCTs We Needed

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Chair: Dr Barak Ariel, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"Can Police Motivate Drug Abusers to Quit? A Randomized Trial" Mia-Maria Magnusson, Swedish Polisen
"Does Police-Guided Corporate Training Prepare Employees for Terrorism?" Syed Hussein, Metropolitan Police
"Does Taser Availability Increase or Reduce Police Use of Force?" David Lawes, City of London Police and Dr Barak Ariel, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Discussion: Dr Barak Ariel

 Nudging up RCT Evidence on Nudges for Court Appearances

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Chair: ACC Alex Murray, West Midlands Police
"Sorry, Wrong Number: Texting Defendants Does Not Increase Court Attendance" Ben Chivers, Hampshire Police
"This Nudge Was Not Enough: A Text Message RCT for Victims and Witnesses" Jonathan Cumberbatch, Staffordshire Police
Three Nudge Experiments: One Works, One Doesn't, One's Promising" ACC Alex Murray, West Midlands Police
Discussion: ACC Alex Murray moderating

 Tracking Police Injuries and Religious Hate Crime Cases

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Chair: Amanda McCormick, Australian Institute of Police Management
"Tracking Police Injuries by Workload Demand in Stockholm" Johan Kardell, Swedish Polisen
"Developing Solvability Strategies for Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic crime in London" Simon Rose, Metropolitan Police
Discussion: Amanda McCormick moderating

 What Police Can Do With a Localized Crime Harm Index

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Chair: Dr Peter Neyroud CBE, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
"The Danish Crime Harm Index" Helle Andersen, Danish Politi
"The Western Australia Crime Harm Index (WACHI)" Paul House, Western Australia Police
"A Hot Spots Policing Success as Measured by the WACHI." Simon Williams and Dr Geoffrey Barnes, Western Australia Police
Discussion: Dr Peter Neyroud moderating

 Progress on EBP Capability in Sweden

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Chair: Jeanette Kerr, Northern Territory, Australia
Speaker: Dr Erik Wennerstrom, Director, Swedish National Council on Crime Prevention

 Counter-Terrorism in an Age of Austerity

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Chair: Sir Denis O'Conor
Speaker: Sir Mark Rowley, UK National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism 2014-18

 "Two Cheers for Evidence-Based Policing: A 20-Year Review"

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Chair: Chief Constable John D Parkinson OBE, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University
Speaker: Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

 Awards Ceremony: Cambridge Police Executive Programme 2018

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Chair: Professor Heather Strang, Director, Cambridge Police Executive Programme
Valedictory Speaker: Sir Denis O'Conor
Course Distinctions Ben Chivers
Robin Goodyear
Simon Rose
Thesis Distinctions Beatriz Abizanda
Peter Blichfeldt
Steven Chandler
Ben Chivers
Robin Goodyear
Julie Henderson
Syed Hussain
Regin Hviid
Johan Kardell
Jan Larsen
Ashley Liggins
Gordon McCalmont
Alistair Nall
Arif Nawaz
Adam Ramiz
Simon Rose
David Sandall
Noel Simmonds
James Sutherland
Victor Lissack Award Frederick Højlund