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Theme 3: Leadership, management and organisation


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3.17 Visible policing: the affective properties of police buildings images and material culture

Examines the nature and impact of visible policing through activities and material practices that shapes perceptions of police

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3.18 Research into Practice and Practice in Research? Exploring the role and impact of CPRL in evidence based policing 

Exploring and understanding how research evidence from the Centre for Policing Research and Learning is used and knowledge mobilised to improve policing practice



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3.01 Rebuilding of organisational trust after a period of difficulty

This research investigated the concept of crisis, explained how crises can lead to blame and why crisis leadership is a key component of policing.

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3.02 Challenges and possibilities of the implementation of the policing Code of Ethics

A qualitative analysis of the stories and accounts of officers who have worked with and under the new policing code of ethics.

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3.03 Demand management – study of internal demand pressures

This project is part of the Centre's research into ways in which demand can be managed and sustainably reduced.

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3.04 Ethical practice in policing

A qualitative analysis of policing professionals engagement with the codes of ethics and how this relates to their professional identity and their practice.

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3.05 Leadership to create public value

This project looked at how police leaders perceive and conceptualise public value, and whether this is different to the views of the public.

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3.07 Organisational learning

Action research programme to understand and improve knowledge/learning development, deployment and dissemination.

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3.15 Demand management in police services

Investigating how forces are addressing mismatches in demand and capacity through changes to policy and practice

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3.16 Implementing the transformation of police learning and development

This is a major undertaking so the project has been designed as action research – aiming to both understand but also work collaboratively with forces and national agencies to improve the training, learning and development function in police services, both strategically and operationally.

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3.19 Understanding culture at Milton Keynes local policing area (LPA)

This project looks to understand the culture of the Milton Keynes workforce, so that they can better understand its strengths and weaknesses, and how it can best be delivered for their policing mission.


New Vacancy - Senior Lecturer and Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships

This role provide an exciting opportunity to join the Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning, based in the Faculty of Business and Law while working with all faculties of the University.

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