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Approaches to information sharing
Following interviews with law enforcement and further consultation at the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) National Intelligence Conference, four approaches to information sharing were identified
Eurovision 2023: Exploring Liverpool’s multi-agency approach to a large-scale event
This project aims to explore the multi-agency approach to Eurovision 2023, with a particular focus on information sharing during the planning and delivery. It is supported by Merseyside Police and Culture Liverpool.
The research team were granted access-all-areas to carry out field observations (i.e. at multi-agency meetings, and during live events at the Joint Command Centre and the M&S Bank Arena). Additional data collection (surveys and interviews) is ongoing.
Freedom to Share Information: Law enforcement data breaches
This project explores law enforcement perceptions relating to legislation and risks to information sharing, as well as understanding the reality of law enforcement data breaches (via Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to UK law enforcement agencies).
The mobility of offenders and the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies
The impact of developments in technology and digitisation on the mobility of offenders, and the ability for law enforcement to police today’s society are considered. Interviews with law enforcement and secondary data provided by a UK police force are analysed.
Literature Review: Barriers and facilitators to law enforcement information sharing
Existing literature is reviewed to identify the barrier and facilitators to law enforcement information exchange.
- British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference, Preston UK (upcoming, 27-30 June 2023). Eurovision 2023: Exploring Liverpool’s multi-agency approach to a large-scale event (Phythian, Smith, Swan-Keig, Forrest, Kirby & Millward)
- Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) 9th Annual International Academic Conference, Kuwait City Kuwait (3-4 May 2023).The problems of modern technology and its effects in confronting some crimes and the required legislative policies: an applied and academic view (Kirby)
- Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) Conference, Darwin Australia (28-30 November 2022). Policing A Digital World: The importance of international law enforcement information sharing (Phythian)
- National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) 2022 National Intelligence Conference, Leicester UK (8-9 June 2022). The Critical Importance of Intelligence and Current Academic Research into the Barriers of Effective Intelligence Sharing (Phythian & Kirby)
- FBI National Academy Event, US Embassy, London UK (7 December 2021). The Critical Importance of Intelligence and Current Academic Research into the Barriers of Effective Intelligence Sharing (Phythian & Kirby)
Principal Investigator: Dr Becky Phythian