Crime, social justice and policing research projects

This programme of research is a collaboration between Staffordshire Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Keele University, Staffordshire University and a range of regional partners including local government, community safety partnerships and other key participants.

Action learning plus: developing an action/work-based learning system for improved knowledge exchange, development and implementation through partnership working

Who we are, and what we are doing:

This programme of research is a collaboration between Staffordshire Police, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Keele University, Staffordshire University and a range of regional partners including local government, community safety partnerships and other key participants.  This programme, which commenced in October 2015, aims to address three key objectives:

policeman Objective 1: Build sustained capability amongst police officers and staff to understand, critique and use research.

Objective 2: Embed or accelerate understanding of crime and policing issues, and evidence-based problem-solving approaches.

Objective 3: Demonstrate innovation in building the research evidence base and applying it through knowledge exchange and translation across all levels of policing.

Further information on our research project is available here.

As part of this programme, we have committed to producing a range of user friendly resources, reports, research summaries and practice ‘toolkits’ which will be made available via this page as the project develops.  At this stage of the programme we are still developing our initial research in collaboration with partners – but resources will be made available with open access via this page in due course – please bookmark us and check back regularly. 

Research funded and supported by The College of Policing, The Home Office and HEFCE (Project code:J11)


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