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Academics propose to work with Durham Commissioner to support evidence led policy

Academics propose to work with Durham Commissioner to support evidence led policy

Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg was invited to a showcase of current research being carried out at Durham University on Thursday.

Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) was launched in June this year under the direction of Prof Nicole Westmarland and Prof Simon Hackett.

The research presented to Mr Hogg demonstrated how this might impact on policing, community safety partnership policy and other criminal justice matters.

Specific studies included cyber crime and serious and organised crime, research on young sex offenders, firearms licensing, restorative justice and domestic violence perpetrator programmes.

 Mr Hogg said:

“It was great going along to Durham University to hear about all the different types of research that was being carried out, some of which links in with my role as PCC and my priorities for County Durham and Darlington. There is definitely scope for us to work together and exchange information as we go forward”.

Professor Westmarland said:

“Durham University have a strong criminology team who specialise in research that can make a change in society. We welcome Mr Hogg's interest in our research and look forward to working with him in the future”.

Posted on Monday 29th July 2013
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