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Current Issues in Human Trafficking 

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The Criminal Justice Unit at UWE would like to invite you to attend a presentation on human trafficking by Bernie Gravett, Director of Specialist Policing Consultancy Ltd, in 3C01 (Frenchay Campus) from 10am - 11am on 9 April 2014. All are welcome. Please contact Dr Jessica Elliott if you require parking - Jessica.Elliott@uwe.ac.uk

Bernie is a highly skilled management professional with a long and successful track record in the investigation, supervision and direction of serious and complex criminal investigations, both in the UK and overseas.  He has experience in delivering training across a wide range of specialist areas, including human trafficking. Bernie is an ex-Superintendent of the London Metropolitan Police, and led the first EU Joint Investigation Team partnered with Romania investigating child trafficking.

Time permitting, Bernie’s presentation will cover aspects of the following:

• Human Trafficking with special reference to trafficking for forced criminality
• EU Joint Investigation Teams and Mutual Legal Assistance in cross border investigations
• A case study: ‘Operation Golf, an EU JIT on child trafficking for forced criminality’
• The roles of Eurojust and Europol

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Rape Unit Evaluation Funding Success  

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Prof. Phil Rumney and Dr Rachel Fenton (Law), Duncan McPhee, Dr Kieran McCartan and Dr James Hoggett (Criminology) have recently been awarded a grant from the British Academy that will fund an evaluation of the work of a specialist police rape investigation unit. The evaluation will include case file analysis, as well as extensive interviews in order to fully understand the impact of the unit and how this compares to another police area not covered by a specialist unit. This will be the first research to analyse how specialist and non-specialist police areas compare in terms of performance and case outcomes. It is timely because of the increase in specialist units throughout the UK and the importance of understanding how these units investigate allegations of rape.  
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UWE Evidence Based Policing Workshop: A partnership approach with Avon and Somerset Constabulary 

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Date: 26 March 2014
Venue: Frenchay Campus
Time: 12:30 - 16:00

During the development of its Strategic Intent, the College of Policing has identified a need to build capacity to support police innovation. As part of the Colleges long term vision it is seeking to help establish a network of regional centres or networks of expertise, involving partnerships between local academic institutions, police forces, professional organisations working in the criminal justice arena and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs). As part of this process UWE and Avon and Somerset Constabulary are establishing a regional group to stimulate innovation and research.

This partnership will involve officers tackling frontline problems and developing skills to get research evidence used. This is the first of a series of three workshops that will seek to address issues related to the Police and Crime Commissioners strategic priorities.

Workshop: Ensuring victims are at the heart of the criminal justice system


12:30- Lunch and registration (Room 4Q07)

13:30- Evidence in Evidence based approaches. Previous experiences of academic police partnership work. Dr. James Hoggett, Senior Lecturer Criminology (UWE) and Superintendent Andy Williams, Avon and Somerset Evidence Based Policing Champion. (Room 4Q04)

13:50– “Clever racists” and racism by stealth: how hate crime victims perceive their experience of victimisation. Dr Corinne Funnell Senior Lecturer in Criminology

14:10– Victim issues in the police and the Integrated Victims Model. Natalie Steadman, Avon and Somerset Constabulary Victims Champion

14:30– Coffee

14:45– Group Discussions – Discussion of work presented and issues and ideas for research and partnership which focus on victims

15:30– Plenary – Feedback session and taking ideas forward.


Please register online

Cost: Free
Contact: Lauren Rees
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86720
E-mail: clr@uwe.ac.uk

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