Topics: Police matters
Jiu Jitsu club stage physical assaults to help advance forensic research
Researchers from Northumbria University and King’s College London have published findings outlining the extent that textile fibres transfer during controlled assault scenarios. Their work, recently published in the academic journal Science & Justice, is the first time the number of fibres transferred between garments during physical assaults has been assessed by simulating the act with real people
International policing partnership
Policing experts from Norway and Newcastle have spent time working together as part of a new partnership between the Norwegian Police University College and Northumbria University.
Pioneering North East programme ready for national launch
Story Chair - a collaboration between national charity Changing Lives and Northumbria University - has been facilitated over the last 12 months and involved more than 50 women across Newcastle, Ashington, North Tyneside and Sunderland taking part in an eight-week programme.
New technology to improve police interviews
Researchers from Northumbria University have developed new software which will allow police and law enforcement officers to evaluate and improve their interview technique.
Putting an end to coercive practices in the criminal justice system – promoting humane interviewing and interrogation techniques
Under international law torture is always illegal, however, it is still regularly used during police and law enforcement interviews in some parts of the world to extract information, confessions or as a punishment.
A Northumbria University academic has been made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
The accolade is conferred upon the most outstanding social scientists from around the UK each year, and Professor of Criminology, Dr Tanya Wyatt will this autumn join an elite group of distinguished individuals representing the full spectrum of the social sciences across academia, the public sector, business, and the area of Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).
EXPERT COMMENT: Facial recognition: UK plans to monitor migrant offenders are unethical – and they won’t work
The difficulty working with darker skin tones reflects the experiences of people of colour who try to use facial recognition technology. In recent years, researchers have demonstrated the unfairness in facial recognition systems, finding that the software and algorithms developed by big technology companies are more accurate at recognising lighter skin tones than darker ones.
Calling for an end to torture and inhumane interrogation techniques
A Northumbria University Forensic Psychologist has contributed to an expert report, due to go before the United Nations later this year, setting out how torture is used during interrogations around the world and recommending the adoption of alternative, humane techniques.
Project explores Covid-19 changes to police interview techniques
A new research project is to examine what difference the use of telephone or video calls, as opposed to face to face participation, has on the fairness and effectiveness of police interviews, carried out with witnesses, victims and suspects of crime.
Linguistics lessons for police “could catch more Dark Web paedophiles”
A new book shows how police forces can use forensic linguistics techniques to infiltrate online networks of child sex offenders to bring them to justice and protect potential victims
Students join emergency services in simulated terrorism training incident
Nursing students have taken part in a staged firearms training event designed to give doctors and paramedics a taste of working in a mass casualty terrorist incident.
Partners in detecting and preventing crime: university and police join forces
Northumbria University and Northumbria Police have joined forces in an exciting partnership to help educate the next generation of officers.
International speakers arrive at Northumbria to discuss latest policing research
Delegates from around the world descended on Northumbria’s campus last week for a prestigious two-day conference on Police Ethnography.
Criminal assets explored during policing seminar
The implications of recovering assets from convicted criminals will be discussed by finance and crime experts from Northumbria University during a free seminar this week.