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Distracted Driving: Time to Refocus

On 10 May 2023 the OU hosted the Driving Change day conference, entitled ‘Distracted driving: time to refocus’, co-funded by the OU and the Road Safety Trust.

23rd May 2023

Invitation to The Steven Chase Memorial Lecture

On Thursday 15 June 2023 we will be holding the inaugural Steven Chase Memorial Lecture. This is named after the former Chair of the Centre for Policing Research and Learning at The Open University.

16th May 2023

CPRL goes to Corvinus University in Budapest

CPRL was well-represented at the recent conference of the International Research Society on Public Management, with a panel of papers on policing and public management and some presentations on co-production in public services, on public leadership and on valuing public innovation.

3rd May 2023

‘Prevention in Partnership’ Conference on 22 March 2023 in Hatfield

A brief summary of the discussions at the “Prevention in Partnership" Conference, co-hosted with Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council.

27th April 2023

Policing at The Open University's Business School recognised in AACSB's 2023 Innovations That Inspire

The Open University Business School has been recognised by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) as one of its ‘Innovations That Inspire’ for the pioneering work by academics in its Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) and the Department for Policing Organisation and Practices (POP). 

20th April 2023

A Research Agenda for Terrorism Studies

This new publication co-edited by Dr Lara Frumkin, The Open University, Dr John Morrison, Maynooth University and Professor Andrew Silke, Cranfield University, considers a range of issues faced by those researching terrorism and counter terrorism.

13th April 2023

New paper published: A systematic mapping of public health primary prevention interventions with relevance for policing

This study aimed to utilise systematic mapping techniques to assess existing empirical reviews of the evidence-base for primary prevention public health initiatives relevant to policing.

27th March 2023

Operation Soteria Bluestone (and CPRL with Dr. Emma Williams) featured in the Guardian

The Guardian’s Long Read features a report on the rape investigations research “Soteria Bluestone”.

21st March 2023

Can a multi-agency redesign of the response to reports of missing young persons prevent repeat demand? A scoping review of the evidence

A scoping review report for the Demand Reduction project has been published.

13th March 2023

Emma Bilsdon joins the CPRL on secondment from Hertfordshire Constabulary

Emma Bilsdon joins the CPRL on a 4-month secondment from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

27th February 2023

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