What Works in Crime Reduction Conference
A one-day conference for academics, police, practitioners, and all those with an interest in the reduction of crime.
This conference marks the end of a three year funded research programme supported by the ESRC and UK College of Policing to support the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction. The conference will highlight outputs from our research which:
- assessed the quality of the existing crime reduction evidence base
- carried out new reviews of the evidence base on topics ranging from domestic violence and youth knife crime to electronic tagging and organised crime
- created the Crime Reduction Toolkit which now showcases over 40 interventions allowing users to weigh up evidence on the impact, cost and implementation of different interventions
- produced guidance for practitioners on how to undertake cost analysis of interventions
- developed a training programme for police and practitioners to equip them with the capability to understand, critique and make effective use of evidence.
- carried out primary research on topics such as domestic violence, safer smart cities, the use of crime prevention messaging and the prevention of violent extremism
Key speakers include: Alex Marshall, CEO of the College of Policing; David Halpern, National Adviser on What Works, Cabinet Office; Professor Malcolm Sparrow, Harvard; Sara Thornton, Head of the National Police Chiefs' Council; Professor Mike Kelly, Cambridge University; Phil Sooben, Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Policy and Research, ESRC. The future of the ‘what works’ enterprise as far as crime reduction is concerned, will be discussed in an important final panel session chaired by Professor Dame Shirley Pearce, former Chair of the College of Policing Board.