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Police governance: considering Crompton

The Police Foundation's Director, Rick Muir, examines the implications for police governance arising from High Court judgement that the former Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police


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Donald Rumsfeld and Schrodinger’s Cat: how to make crime weighting useful

Andy Higgins looks at the value of crime weighting.


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Reducing the impact of organised crime: local problems require a local response

Research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has shown the need for a much more locally-driven and holistic response to organised crime which is focused on not only targeting


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We can’t arrest our way out of cyber crime, so what can we do?

The growth of online crime 'drives a coach and horses' through traditional law enforcement with the concept of local victim, local offender and local policing fast becoming irrelevant. In


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Neighbourhood policing: a police force typology and an appeal for local insights

Andy Higgins looks at the increasingly divergent routes forces are taking to fulfil their commitment to neighbourhood policing since the end of the Neighbourhood Policing Programme.


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A hard Brexit for policing and justice?

Now that Article 50 has been triggered the Foundation's director Rick Muir looks at the implications of Brexit for policing and justice.


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How efficient and effective are the police?

Professor Iain McLean of the Gwilym Gibbon Centre for Public Policy at Nuffield College, University of Oxford reflects on the findings of a recent project on value for money in British


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Police effectiveness 2016: Robbing Peter to pay Paul?

Waving a “large and deep-red warning flag”, HMIC’s 2016 PEEL Effectiveness report paints a distinctly pessimistic picture of policing in England and Wales. It also begs some


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