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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 2022, four approaches to information sharing were identified.

Phythian, R., Kirby, S., & Swan-Keig., L.(2024). Understanding how law enforcement agencies share information in an intelligence-led environment: how operational context influences different approaches. Policing: An International Journal, 47 (1), 112-125.

Eurovision 2023: Exploring Liverpool’s multi-agency approach to a large-scale event
Media: EBU

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.

Phythian, R., Smith, M., Swan-Keig, L., Forrest, L., Kirby, S., & Millward, P. (2023). Eurovision 2023: Exploring Liverpool’s multi-agency approach to a large-scale event. Poster presented at the British Society of Criminology conference.

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.

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Principal Investigator: Dr Becky Phythian